Your Quiet Child

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SUSAN CAIN, Writer and Co-Founder, Quiet Revolution (Review 2016)

This article is adapted from a post that previously appeared on www.quietrev.com.

In my 2012 TED Talk, I told the story of going off to summer camp for the first time at age nine. My mother had packed my bag full of books. Reading was our primary group activity—and I liked it that way. It gave us the animal warmth of sitting cozily with the family, and the freedom to roam around the adventure-land inside our own minds.

So it seemed natural to me that my new friends at camp would feel the same way. I pictured us stretched out cozily on our cots, reading books in our matching nightgowns.

Instead, on the very first day, we were met by a counselor who told us that camp spirit was very important and that we should all learn a cheer: “R-O-W-D-I-E, that’s the way we spell rowdy. Rowdie, rowdie,
let’s get rowdie!” Download Full Article

 

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN THE 2016 EDITION OF THE REVIEW
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