Mind Sharpening Mind

This will probably be my last post before I leave tomorrow on my ride. I don’t know how consistently I will be able to update my blog or what the content will be, I can guess it will be a mixture of ride updates and thoughts on various issues. I have about a half dozen drafts that I am still working on and hopefully I can flush out my ideas on the ride.

As I’ve mentioned before I’ve recently encountered an amazing woman who has quickly become someone who challenges my world view and I feel comfortable talking to about everything. We will call her Rebecca, this isn’t her real name, I don’t want to call anyone out, but it is getting annoying to type “that girl who I talk to” so she needs a name.

Anyway, we hung out recently and had some more great talks. I am beginning to think Proverbs 27:17 is very important in my life right now. I’m not religious but I think the Bible does have some interesting (and sometimes accurate) Proverbs and this is one of them. I guess I have grown dull in my intellectual pursuits as a introvert in an extrovert world. Having another introvert around to converse with has begun to resharpen my thoughts in a way books, internal reflection, and listening to the conversations of others can’t do.

Introverts talking together in a safe environment can really strengthen and sharpen all involved. With Rebecca there is also the added bonus of both of us being comfortable explicitly talking about what we are thinking and expecting. There are no games and we both know where we stand. Our different views on physical intimacy has turned from frustration to fascination as I seek to understand her viewpoints better. It’s just nice not to have an echo chamber.

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