Alone & Loneliness

“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.” – C.G. Jung

A distinct difference exists between being alone and experiencing loneliness.  In Susan Cain’s book Quiet, she presents differences between introverts and extroverts and finds many people who embrace introversion crave being alone in solitude.  Introverts thrive, when they are able to read a book in the quiet comforts of a designated space made for the exact purpose, for example.  They are more energized and more focused, when they are alone.  Thus, the idea of being alone is not one to automatically elicit feelings of pity, sadness, nor discomfort.   Continue reading “Alone & Loneliness”

Connection

“If you’re still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price

Human beings are social animals and require relationships with others; human beings do not require another relationship besides the one with themselves.  In the former, people need healthy relationships with family, friends, colleagues, community members, and romantic partners in order to gain the Continue reading “Connection”