Summary of “How to be alone: ‘I feel most alive when I’m with my own thoughts'”

“It should be a reward,” says Sara Maitland, author of How To Be Alone.
Loneliness is simply being alone and not liking it, says Maitland.
Being alone in your flat with nothing to do is more isolating than being in the Antarctic with nobody around for miles.
The key to being alone is having things to do: a sense of a quest and a purpose.
Being alone in your flat with nothing to do is probably more isolating than being in the Antarctic with nobody around for miles.
I recharge when I’m alone, and I feel most alive when I’m with my own thoughts – and nature.
I look forward to my phone calls and being home, but I’ve just got totally used to being alone.
Coming home after being away made us appreciate being together even more.

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