“The problem, of course, isn’t being alone, but in how we think about being alone. We fear it, pity it, do anything in our power to avoid it. And yet, in the modern frenzy of social media, smartphones and overpopulated cities, loneliness can be a luxury. Isolation, silence, the longing to be among people and forced self-reflection are all incredibly useful, especially if you want to achieve something creative.
Being on your own is how you learn to value company. Silence is what gives value to conversation. Having nobody to ask is how you work out what you really want. It may not always feel like it, but loneliness can be incredibly productive.”
– Nell Frizzell, Embracing Loneliness: A Modern Guide
This quote is from an article I recently read. It helped me feel better about being alone and to be honest, made me want to not try too hard to change my situation.
This quote is truth put simply.