“To be nobody
in a world which
is doing its best,
night and day,
to make you everybody else —
means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight.”
- E.E. Cummings
Most of us really know in our heart of hearts
that our constant focus on cell phone/internet communication
deprives us of having real human interaction.
Even more importantly,
this kind of communication may keep us from having meaningful communion with ourselves.
Being alone allows you to drop your “social guard”, thus giving you the freedom to be introspective, to think for yourself.
Know that line from Jerry Maguire,
“You complete me"?
I know it’s very romantic
but what does it really say?
That we’re not complete
Being alone allows you to think the thoughts that shape you into a complete human being.
You need to be a complete person before you can support a healthy relationship with someone else.
Even though you may want to be in a relationship,
could you be in a meaningful relationship with yourself if you had to?
Our world is noisy and loud,
The noise is always there, even at night.
The wail of ambulances,
the rumble of car engines,
the laughter or curses in the
apartment next door
The Song of the City
As soon as most enter their residences,
they turn on the TV, radio, or Blue Tooth.
Most Can’t Stand to Be Alone
With Their Thoughts.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE
TO BE A WHOLE