I am 21 years old, intensely focused on ideas. Spend most of my time, even when involved with the external world.
Have published a book, working on another one, eager to learn more and delve head on into the inner life.
Yet this attitude stands in sharp contrast with the idea of exploring life and living it to the fullest. As the intellectual path obviously insists on detaching yourself from the external world to analyze it, relating to the world in an almost wholly vicarious fashion, yet going out to experience it is visceral.
The 'youthful vigor' certainly gives me the extra energy to pursue intellectual endeavors, but I am far from pretending that this is all that my energy is channeled into, no matter how much I at times may wish it were so.
Thoughts on this matter, everyone? Especially the younger INTPs?