June 06, 2014
Eleanor Brown examines the role of introverts in world full of selfies and overwhelming stimulation.
A group of friends and I were meeting for lunch at a local restaurant. Near our table, two televisions were tuned to a sports channel, the volume low.
We were the only customers, and we weren’t there to watch television. I walked over and turned them off.
“Televisions in restaurants are so annoying,” I explained when I returned to the table.
My friend Charity looked at me as though I were slightly crazy.
“I just tune them out,” she said.
I looked at her as though she were slightly crazy.
“How?” I asked.