The late philosopher Paul Tillich said, "Language has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone."
Let me ask you this: Do you like yourself enough to spend a week alone? I mean, completely and utterly alone. Without friends, family, or anyone who knows you exist. Here's the thing—most people don't.
Liking yourself enough to spend days—or even hours—alone is something many of us struggle with. Your heart pounds. Your muscles tense. And the voice in your head screams "I can't." We're afraid of being alone because the world we live in makes it the exception rather than the rule.
Technology is constantly innovating to facilitate connection anytime, anywhere, and the result is a generation of people who've never experienced true alone time. And they're struggling to find happiness as a result.