How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone

Book - 2014
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"Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she to helps us to practice it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller live. - The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life's big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas--from philosophy to literature, from psychology to the visual arts--that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console"--
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250059024
Branch Call Number: 155.92 M2877H 2014
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm


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Nov 17, 2014

Fantastic! Highly recommended for anyone who craves solitude and wants ideas and support.


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