Nowadays I live in one of those big brownstone houses in Brooklyn together with other entrepreneurs.
Since I moved here, I’ve had the pleasure of making several new likeminded friends that also live in this house. Sometimes there’s actually too many fun activities and opportunities to socialize for an introvert like me.
I do love adventures like road trips and trying out new places to eat.
But I’m not the kind of person who wants to socialize ALL the time. What I really appreciate in my everyday life is those moments by myself.
Simply knowing that I COULD hang out with friends is sometimes fine with me. I don’t necessarily have to pick up on the opportunity.
Every morning I go to a park nearby to get some time with myself and hang out with my non-human friends, the squirrels.
Looking at animals can teach us stuff about ourselves.
Have you ever thought about how prey move in a very different way than predators do?
Prey (like squirrels and any other rodents) move around in a jerking manner – always on the lookout for danger.
Predators (like lions for example) move around in a more graceful way. They don’t need to constantly worry about dangers.
When we look at us humans, it gets interesting.
You see, we humans are interesting because we can do both. We can move around graciously or jerky depending on how we feel. If we’re uncomfortable, it’s like our inner squirrel comes out.
When you see someone who’s uncomfortable or lost, notice how that person, for example, turns their head faster than someone who’s confident. That’s a strong indicator of nervousness or stress.
Ever noticed how you become jumpier when you’re uncomfortable? Let me know in the comments!
PS. January 21 is Squirrel appreciation day. I’ll be heading to Madison Square Park. Maybe we’ll meet there!