By Lionel Fisher
Picking to counterpoint your existence on your own is especially diverse from being “lonely.” In Celebrating Time Alone, Lionel Fisher stocks his own reflections on solitude, introduced into sharp concentration by means of dwelling by myself for 6 years on a distant Pacific Northwest beach.
He supplementations his personal reflections through interviewing women and men in 16 states, in either rural and concrete settings, who've stretched the envelope in their aloneness to Waldenesque proportions.
All the cloth is meant to supply guidance, thought, confirmation, insights, encouragement, and recommendation on residing good on my own, to assist learn how to use solitude and classes of aloneness for self-discovery and private growth—whether they opt for aloneness or have it thrust on them.
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8 million mother-child families. Forty-two percent of single-parent mothers had never wed. Meanwhile, many more Americans are divorcing. 3 million in 1970. And many more Americans are not marrying. 4 million in 1970. “Never before in American history has living alone been the predominant lifestyle,” observes demographic trends analyst Cheryl Russell, who predicts that single-person households will become the most common household type in the United States by the year 2005. Nonetheless, we persist in the conviction that a solitary existence is the harshest penalty life can mete out.
I consider myself one of the most social beings I know. ” There are two kinds of people in the world, Cengeri believes. There are the vast majority who fear loneliness and make whatever compromises necessary to avoid it, who would rather be with someone— anyone—than be alone. And there are those who would rather spend time with themselves in order to get to know and understand and become comfortable with who they are. He has long been aware, Cengeri says, that he has always been part of this second, much smaller group.
Well, I’m nearing the halfway mark to eighty-eight. ” His second decision, says Cengeri, was that he would never forego doing anything he wanted to do simply because he had to do it alone. “When I think of all the great experiences I’ve had that I’d have missed out on if I’d waited until I had someone else to do them with, my life would be so lacking. Trips to Canada and Scotland would have been missed. Wonderful films would have gone unviewed. Delicious food would have gone untasted. I’m not trying to discount how wonderful shared experiences can be,” Cengeri adds.
Celebrating Time Alone by Lionel Fisher