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Is our fear of loneliness preventing us from learning to be by ourselves?
German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt said that "living together with others begins with living together with oneself".
In the interconnected world of today, it has become increasingly difficult to be alone, even without the physical presence of someone around us. Being by ourselves, and knowing what to do with oneself in such a situation, is becoming a skill we have to learn all over again.
This could be a few minutes of silence in the morning, before you switch on the radio, before you look at the nearest screen. Or it could be some stolen moments of solitude at night. After all, it is worth considering that when we are most likely to feel truly alone is when we happen to be surrounded by people.
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