The Virtues of Spending Most Of Your Time Alone

Early on in 2017, I booked a room in the countryside and spent a month there was very little human contact.

But psychologically, the solitude made it one of the most productive periods in my life.

These days, I spend a hell of a lot of time alone.

For the most part, society (at least, in the countries I have lived in) condemns solitude.

We are all moulded by our social situation.

Spending a lot of time alone forces you to take control of your life.

For me, freedom comes down to the ability to handle shit on your own. To confront who you are and just be. To enjoy a beautiful moment without needing to immediately share it. It comes down to an ability to be your own friend and make peace with silence.

Loneliness is a state of mind.

The Stoics taught of the Inner Citadel, and many other philosophers have described similar concepts.

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Content strategist @ Farnam Street by day. Essays here sometimes. Berlin. More writing/ say hi: rosieleizrowice.com

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Rosie Leizrowice

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Content strategist @ Farnam Street by day. Essays here sometimes. Berlin. More writing/ say hi: rosieleizrowice.com

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