How Long Until You

Introverts with anger issues seem to suffer the most. There is this fear that we are not enough. We will never measure up to the extroverted. This leads to a deeper retreat into the self. Which, of course, will cause more anger. But not really anger but a longing to be a part of the “feeling” crowd. What we forget is everyone is looking to fit in and measure up in their own way.

Deny like your life is in danger
Hide within so the shame is gone
Lie to yourself so you can sleep
How long until you fall?

Fight for what is just illusion
Lost in the thick fog of fear
Blind to not accept the blame
How long until you fail?

Cold when you look inward
Alone with just the thoughts
Hurt when the light shines through
How long until you fade?

Black when they know the truth
Fear that you will not measure
Bury the pain deep down
How long until you feel?

Published by Matthew Plotner

Matthew has been studying emotions and emotional intelligence since 2010. It was about this time he started to question his own ideas of self, beliefs, and “truth”. During this “search” he came across a book by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh. That was the insight that was needed. The ideas and philosophy that were shared in that book led to a need to know more.

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