Well…maybe you are.
I was in Croatia recently chatting with a local with a plethora of questions about American life. While she deeply valued the quality of life she felt like Europe has to offer, she said it was easy for people to feel alone when they are different. She imagined the US to offer a variety of lifestyles, where anyone, with any fancy, could find a sense of community. While I was able to confirm her suspicion (despite my lack of conclusive data) I didn’t feel like that fact made the US breeding ground for feeling any less alone.
After clearing that up, my mind immediately went to one place–what is so bad about being alone anyway? To some degree, we all are alone in this life. We all are individually individual individuals. It’s only natural that that occur to us from time to time.
Admittedly, as an only child, I may be hard wired to equate being alone with adventure. Regardless, I believe it is key terrain to navigate if you plan to take full advantage of your journey here on Earth. Being alone should feel like being at home and in order to reach your final destination, you must first understand where you’re coming from.
If you haven’t already, go schedule some QT with you!