How to Be Alone
Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is literally anti-social and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us to practise it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
I wasn't quite sure what to expect in this short book, but it wasn't quite the self help/personal development book I anticipated. It is largely a history and contemporary description of societal ... Read full review