I posted about solitude a while back and I thought I’d put it out there again because somehow people still get that there is a difference to being alone and being lonely. Here it is below:
I need great periods of solitude to keep me balanced. Just because I enjoy solitude doesn’t mean I’m lonely or that I’m anti-social. I enjoy other peoples company but I do not need the constant company of others. I believe people tend to misunderstand me because of that and tend to ask “don’t you get lonely?” I find myself having to explain that solitude is different than loneliness, especially when it’s self-imposed solitude that one enjoys.
Solitude: The state of being alone
Loneliness: Affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone.