Solitude is painful when one is young but delightful when one is mature
Albert Einstein Quote
Solitude is painful when one is young but delightful when one is mature, a philosophical Albert Einstein quote about the merits of solitude as one gets older in comparison to ones younger years.
Socialising with your peers benefits young people in many ways from gaining emotional maturity to understanding socially acceptable practices to dealing with the stresses and strains of the modern world.
Everyone needs at testing times in their life a shoulder to cry on and while shared grief across a family can bring them closer we all turn to our close friends for guidance and reassurance at some point.
But indulging in solitude to retire for just an evening into your own thoughts can also be beneficial for the young if they care to try it.
They even wake up the next day to discover they are not the social pariah they previously thought they may become if they step out of the social limelight for a night.
As the experience of life progresses it seems to bode a direct opposite correlation with the number of people in the circle of friends you socialise with.
Death apart, are your ever decreasing circles planned or an unintended consequence of your lifes path?
As we get older we are more comfortable indulging in our own company, we realise what we like and what we do not like and the appreciation of a singular brain storming event satisfies the mind as the clarity of our thoughts go undisturbed.
Photo taken by me in 2011 on Kerachut Beach in Penang.