Another Benefit Of Being An Introvert

introvert, humor, Modern PhilosopherPeople often try to convince me that being an introvert is a bad thing, Modern Philosophers.

Truth be told, I never listen to them.  I just lock myself inside the secure basement bunker of The House on the Hill, where I am free from the unsolicited advice of the masses.

I don’t see anything wrong with being an introvert.  It’s much better for my mental health, and the free time it creates allows me the freedom to write more often.

Just this morning, I posted on Facebook that I’d gone out twice today, and that had only served to reinforce the idea that being an introvert was the right choice.

This age of social media actually caters to introverts.  I was able to get out my message to people without having to be face to face with any of them.  Anyone who missed it on Facebook, now has a chance to see it on my blog.

All the while, I’ve been on my couch reading and enjoying a relaxing day off.  Free from having to interact with anyone.

It occurred to me last night, while I was at the taping of The Nite Show, that there was an added benefit to being an introvert.

I overheard a few conversations in the audience about the Coronavirus.  No, the Coronavirus was not a guest on the show.  That would have been very weird.

The Nite Show, introvert, humor, Modern PhilosopherPeople were just concerned about it, even though there have been no reported cases of it in Maine.

Regardless, the crowd might have been thinner last night because people were worried about being in a public place where germs could mingle, gestate, and attack.  Or maybe people just didn’t want to be out and about on a cold, windy, winter night in Maine.

I’m rambling, but I do have a point.  I think.  Give me a second.

Right.  As I heard the chatter about the virus, a Deep Thought formed in my mind:

Being an introvert is a good thing when there’s a deadly virus out there!

I watch The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, so I have no problem realizing that the next show in the series could be Coronavirus Caused The Walking Dead.

Those Walkers had to come from somewhere, and how fitting would it be for the outbreak that causes the Zombie Apocalypse to happen right now as our President tells us that it’s all a hoax created by the Democrats?

zombies, introvert, humor, Modern PhilosopherSo I’m totally cool with being an introvert right now.  I don’t need to be out in public where someone can sneeze on me, pass on germs via a handshake, or lick my face without my consent.

I don’t need to be out there touching handrails that could be doubling as killer germ superhighways, using a public bathroom that might be a germ clubhouse, or breathing in air that has already been used by others.

I’m good right here at The House on the Hill.  I’m the only one touching the banisters, using the bathroom, or recirculating the air.

The only Zombies I want to see are on my TV, so if they are out there, somewhere, trudging through the streets, I don’t want anything to do with them.

I’m an introvert and I’m proud.  And also a lot safer from whatever germs are out there just looking to hitch a ride on some unsuspecting social butterfly…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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13 Responses to Another Benefit Of Being An Introvert

  1. beth says:

    i’m an extroverted introvert, love people and being out in the world, and conversations with small groups of people, then love a bit of time alone to recharge.

  2. lydiaschoch says:

    Yeah, being an introvert seems a whole lot safer at the moment. I hope we all stay healthy.

  3. markbialczak says:

    I am not an introvert, Austin, but I am proceeding with more caution while outside the comforts of our home. So excuse me for keeping a safer distance instead of shaking your hand or patting your back, friends and acquaintances.

  4. Gail says:

    I found this quote on LinkedIn for introverts, regarding coronavirus: “l’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life.”

  5. AAristizabal says:

    Good point! I have heard such nonsense before, as well. I don’t know why people judge introverts, because being an introvert really helps you sort and declutter your life in a way Marie Kondo would be proud of U_U

  6. Austin, it’s really simple. Only extroverts tell us being an introvert is a bad thing. How can I be so sure? It’s obvious. Introverts don’t say much, do they? As for extroverts, there is no reason to trust their advice on the topic. Having no experience with introversion, they simply assume we’re wrong because we’re not like them. There’s a word for that, but my dictionary is upstairs.

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