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Even if you are alone by choice, the reasons for being alone are ificant.
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Learn more about Thought Catalog and our writers on our about. I think the only thing braver than being alone is learning to trust not being alone.
We all need connection. You may unsubscribe at any time. Do we actually think that aloneness is the only way to grow as a person?
When did connection become something we scorn out of pride? You need to be loved. We want to emerge into the light all successful and glittery, hiding our downfalls in the dark. Anyone could do that.
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But we have to draw a clear distinction between healthy aloneness and painful aloneness. No, really. And more depressed, not more independent.
It sucks needing constant validation. At the end of the day, you have two choices in love — one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.
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Tweet about it. We need other people to lean on in our times of struggle. It is no admirable feat to stay sheltered and refuse others access to your pains and your joys and your struggles. There are times where introspection and self-reliance are importance.
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More From Thought Catalog. We all require love — the strong, the weak, the fearless, the meek, the lost, the found, the whole and the broken. We need to take the prospect of being alone off a pedestal and accept it for what it too often is — an excuse.
Learning to rely on each other, to give and take from each other, to be secure enough in ourselves to understand that other people are not what we need to shrink away from in order to preserve our well-being. And perhaps more importantly, we need them to learn from.
When did we stop getting to know each other in a real, legitimate ways because it became that much easier to hook up, shut up and pent up our emotions when we needed to feel them the most?
Preach about it. People love being alone — they blog about it.
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When, for example, did being alone become something that we wear like a badge of honour? What takes true strength is opening ourselves up to others. Nobody exists in a vacuum — and nobody succeeds in one either. There is nothing honourable about hiding out from others.
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