Some people just want to be alone

Good article on Huff Po Here about the importance of doing things alone. In our modern culture that seems to cultivate/worship/lionize business, it is increasingly rare—and thus more rewarding—when we DO spend some time alone. I know surfing and running are some of the only real solo times I get where I can get lost in my thoughts. Biking/walking to and from campus every day is nice, but it’s only a few minutes each way. I think my best ideas come after the 40-minute mark on runs.

Of course, since we always have our phones on us, it’s all too easy to get pulled out of zone-out-cognitive-freedom area and back into BZZZ! Oh I got a work email! I should really contact so-and-so…

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