What You Find In Solitude

Thought Catalog

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” — Aldous Huxley

Loneliness is just an idea.

It is the implication that you are ever disconnected from those around you. It’s what happens when you depend on interaction to understand — and be okay with — yourself.

Because interaction has less to do with how other people treat you and more to do with how you perceive yourself based on that treatment. It’s not about how many people are actually around us, or giving us love, it’s what that love means to us, and how it alters our mindset toward whatever it is we’re doing or focusing on. Companionship seems like the reinforcement of oneness and connectivity, but it is also the idea that you not only need someone else’s presence, but their approval, their acceptance.

You can be more alone in a crowded room, and…

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