Introversion on the march!

Jonathan Rauch on “Caring for Your Introvert” from The Atlantic (March 2003):

Extroverts therefore dominate public life. This is a pity. If we introverts ran the world, it would no doubt be a calmer, saner, more peaceful sort of place. As Coolidge is supposed to have said, “Don’t you know that four fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear if we would just sit down and keep still?”

(tip of the hat to Kotkke.)