The word “introversion” has experienced a heroic transformation in connotation since its genesis. From its objective definition of “turning inwards,” the word has gone to imply shyness, social awkwardness, and friendlessness before finally rising from its oppression and inspiring introverts to recognize their own power. It’s interesting to see the harrowing journey that this word undertook, as its connotations have fluctuated several times.
*HEAVY SPOILER ALERT*
Theon Greyjoy–son of Balon Greyjoy and heir to the Iron Islands; ward and hostage of Eddard Stark, Warden of the North; friend and lieutenant to Robb Stark, self-proclaimed King in the North; Prince of Winterfell, Theon Turncloak, and “murderer” of Bran and Rickon Stark; flayed and castrated prisoner of Ramsay Snow; Reek–is the most important character in A Song of Ice and Fire.
I think people like to believe in dualities. Democrats and Republicans, good and evil, men and women, art and science. Before, I too was a fervent believer in the yin-yang of everything–it made it easy to classify a person, object, or event. In fact, I used to enjoy the separation of logic and the humanities. Stemming from this was perhaps my most passionate belief: coding is not art.