"I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone" - Savage Garden, Affirmation
Picasso once wrote that without great solitude no serious work is possible. Benjamin Franklin once said that the wisest man is he that takes wisdom from everyone.
Solitude is an odd situation, there are those that crave it and there are those that hate it. In modern society it seems that solitude is scarce, badly thought of and misunderstood. We are constantly and instantly connected to other people. To friends. To family. To strangers.
Sometimes this can be suffocating. At least, I can find it so. To clarify, no I'm not a people-hating antisocial nutjob (I think), but I do appreciate time alone, away from other people. I need to spend time with myself every now and again or I start to get cranky. Other people seem to really hate being alone, they say they hate feeling lonely. I don't understand this. In my opinion alone and lonely are worlds apart.
Today I've spend pretty much the whole day in my room, which makes me feel a little guilty because R has been in all day. Today I have also been insanely productive and not felt stressed out for the first time in quite a while. What do you guys think about spending time alone? Good or not?
"Language...has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has crated the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone" - Paul Tillich