Spend time alone

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

Oscar Wilde

4 thoughts on “Spend time alone”

  1. I’m trying to gently lead a friend to this particular conclusion. She doesn’t want to break up with her toxic boyfriend because she doesn’t think right now is a convenient time to find a new boyfriend.

    “Well, you don’t have to keep taking the arsenic just because you want to cut back on sugar. You can just not eat the arsenic.”

    Probably a bad example, since I gather you can survive habitually eating arsenic. Right up until you try to quit cold turkey. I’m not going to tell her that, though.

    Still. Wilde had a great point.

    • Thanks for your comment, Jamie.

      A long time ago, when I was a young lawyer, an old lawyer was talking with me and philosophized about the unchanging character of human nature, among which characteristics is the toxic boyfriend/toxic girlfriend situation like you mention.

      My older friend concluded by saying, “Thank God for human nature. Without it, all of us lawyers would be out of business.”

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