Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate?
Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?
This Informational Pamphlet aims to help introverts research and enjoy New Leisure Activities. Included are a wide variety of possible New Leisure Activities, as well as an outline of the habits of Introverts, and a centerfold map representing introversion in the U.S., suitable for framing.
This latest pamphlet is the fourth in a series, started in 2010. I began printing informational pamphlets as a way of making something useful, or at least educational, that I could distribute freely to a chosen audience. Most of each edition is sent in the mail to a list of recipients, including friends, family acquaintances and strangers, as an unsolicited gift. There are many things I enjoy about them, including the element of surprise, complete editorial freedom, a guaranteed audience, and the way it helps me keep in touch with people near and far. There’s a host of people who’ve passed through my community at work, and while I am generally terrible at keeping in touch, pamphlets make that a little easier. I like using the postal service to deliver something other than junk mail. I like making someone’s day.
They’re labor intensive, but in the way that throwing a good dinner party is labor intensive; it’s an opportunity to show off and share your skills with a group of people you like. Your guests are helping you do something you enjoy.
(Psst: If you’d like a copy, there’s a few left and they’re available here.)