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Loneliness vs. Solitude

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Ahh loneliness. It is said to be a killer is it not? But recently I've been reflecting on the idea of being "alone but not lonely." That instead of feeling "alone," and feeling sorry for myself, or brewing in my own stuff... that I should use this time, this moment of "loneliness" and instead be thankful for the opportunity to be in solitude. 

Many people seek out solitude, whether for a few hours or many days. Periods of solitude can help clear the mind or, conversely, focus it. Loneliness is a different state of mind. It is associated with sadness, and being cut off from others. People can feel just as lonely in a crowd as they can on their own. But loneliness is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s natural to feel lonely at times, and even people who seem to have friends and family all around them can feel alone. The key, perhaps, is to not let that feeling take control: Loneliness doesn’t have to last forever, and nor should it. 

"Loneliness is only an opportunity to cut adrift and find yourself." - Bruce Lee

How do you spend your moments of loneliness?

Rodolfo Young: Website | @rodolfo_young | Podcast: Be Happy, Be Brilliant


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