‘I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.’
I believe that privacy is important for anyones well-being. We need to spend time to reflect alone to be able to re-fuel, reflect and make better decisions in our everyday lives. If we spend more time alone, we will have more energy to give to other people when we are in social situations. When we were children, it was fun to explore and retreat to new hiding spots and find new and interesting spaces to climb into.
These spaces are would also be amazing in offices, time alone to reflect can help spark creativity and better understanding.
‘All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’
Don’t loose that child that still lies within you!