The Importance of Having Time Alone to Oneself In Order to Function More Easily In Social Situations

Importance of Being Alone

Using fascinating dioramic felt puppetry by Catherine Prowse, the ever-insightful School of Life explains the importance of having time alone to oneself in order to have the room to think, to understand what may be happening without the distractions of others and to plan one’s life in a quiet way. Being alone also allows for recharging the social skills one might need in the near future.

By retreating into ourselves, it looks as if we are the enemies of others, but our solitary moments are in reality a homage to the richness of social existence. Unless we’ve had time alone, we can’t be who we would like to be around our fellow humans.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.