Lonery (Loner and Visionary)

loner-test

The Loner

As a loner, you not only prefer and actively seek solitude, but it is intrinsic to your very nature.  Just as people are born introverted, extroverted, empathic and highly sensitive, so you too were born with the innate need to be alone.  However, it is possible that your external environment growing up played a big factor in the development of your loner personality.  Being the navigator of your own solo ship, you maintain very few friendships in your lifetime and prefer self-sufficiency over comradeship.  Perhaps it’s your lack of interest, affinity or need to make friends that causes you to have so few?  Nevertheless, you enjoy being alone, and you usually try to construct your life in such a way that you won’t have to interact much with other people.  Small talk and social duties to you are the scourges of existence, and as such, you try your best to be anonymous and unsociable.  You are rarely an affable or personable person, but this doesn’t really bother you.  As long as you have the freedom to do what you want and pursue what you love, you are content.  In summary, you:

  • Enjoy spending as much time as you can alone.
  • Appear to be unsociable, unapproachable and unfriendly.
  • Are happiest when you are given the freedom to do whatever you want, alone.
  • Dislike small talk, social duties and social niceties.
  • Have, and find it difficult to maintain, few friendships in your lifetime.
  • Are self-sufficient.  You are your own boss.
  • Value anonymity.
  • Often feel like an alien or outsider in society.
  • Rarely keep up with trends, and therefore may appear a bit eccentric.
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Happy Earth-day.

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Earthday 2015

The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.

At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.

Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.

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