Jun 29, 2011
Are You Lonely?
When I cam across the below referenced entry on loneliness, it gave me pause. I know that even though I appear to be outgoing at work and in social situations, that is actually a learned response. I am really an introvert by nature. I find it so easy to spend my non-work hours without being around others, content in myself, my interests, and my home. Any errands are dispatched quickly, so I can return to our little sanctuary. As I target retirement in the next decade, people often comment on how I will never stop working. They have no clue :o)
Below are some interesting thoughts regarding loneliness:
loneliness and solitude are different. Loneliness feels draining, distracting, and upsetting; desired solitude feels peaceful, creative, restorative.