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Learning to enjoy solitude can give you an inner calm and independence that means you won't feel desperate to stay in any friendship or relationship that doesn't fulfil you.
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When Francis Bacon wrote, "whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast, or a god," he meant that people despise being alone.
It is impossible to avoid aloneness in life entirely, so it's useful to have a strategy to find joy in those moments.
Solitude is easy to enjoy if it is a choice, but isolation becomes unbearable when you lack control over your situation.
You can regain enjoyment when you regain some control: Simply improve your social life directly. But for some people, this process is s...
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“Keep stress at bay—act in all ways to keep the mind clear and your judgment correct: Going to bed early, eating and drinking lightly, taking exercise, standing upright at the stock ticker, standing while on the telephone, and demanding silence in the office. I spoke to no one on my way to wo...
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