I Want To Be Alone … Don’t I?


Solitude by Frederic Leighton (1830–1896) - PD via Wikipedia“Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.”

Honoree de Balzac

  We do need human connections, even those of us who draw energy from within.

Sometimes we think that because so much of the human behavior literature talks about either being oriented toward drawing strength through connections with others and the external world or drawing strength from reflection in our internal world, that you have to be one or the other.

Tain’t so simple …

 We all gain through community … and we all gain through solitude.

We just do not all need the same amounts of either.

 So, as you interact with others at work and at leisure, keep in mind that what you need may or may not be what they need … but ultimately we all have the same needs.

Considering how this plays out in real life in the Heartland ….

John

 

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