I pity people who can’t be alone. Solitude is the most important thing in life, if you ask me. You need to be able to be alone. When I am alone, I come up with new, creative ideas. When I am with other people I end up thinking what they think, I end up doing what they do. My father once told me: “If you walk after the herd, you walk through the shit.” It is not one of the most subtle sayings, but I believe it to be true. Don’t walk after other people, make your own path.
The truth is, you are going to be alone in your life. There is no escaping it. You can be scared to death everytime it happens, you can panic, cry and feel sorry for yourself. Or you can make sure you are used to being alone. You can make sure you know how to take care of yourself. You can make sure you enjoy being alone. It will make your life easier and you might find out that you don’t think what everybody else thinks. Maybe you don’t feel what everybody else feels. Maybe you are unique.
I need to be alone a lot. If I have to be around other people all day long I go crazy and I end up not knowing who I am. I am not saying you have to be lonely. Have friends, have fun. But don’t think you will die if you ever end up being alone in a room. Being alone is not scary.
Cherish your solitude.