“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” -Albert Einstein
When I saw people who spent most of their time alone, I used to think they were strange. I mean why would you want to be alone? Isn’t it way more exciting to be around people at all times? I recently realized how oh so wrong I was. Being alone isn’t entirely a bad thing. Why? Because it’s within those moments you discover a lot about yourself on a deeper level. You end up finding treasures that you didn’t even know you had. It’s a beautiful thing.
Spending alone time to meditate, to reflect, to ponder, to think is important in this fast paced life. What’s also important is to not be TOO alone. Meaning, don’t become a hermit crab for months on end, hiding from society entirely. You still need your family and close friends to give you all the support you need to become the best version of yourself.
I guess what I’ve learned from life thus far is to never be too much of anything. Don’t be too much of a loner because it can lead to unhealthy results; and don’t be too social because in today’s world, with its ridiculous expectations, can be hard on your mental health. Being moderate in life is best!
As always, you live and learn.