Liking one's own company: how to be alone without being lonely - EXPeditions

Liking one's own company: how to be alone without being lonely

by Josh Cohen
  • Key point 1
    The expression “being in one’s own company” captures the idea that, internally, we are more than one.
  • Key point 2
    Solitude is possible when we have a rich relationship with our inner companion; loneliness is when that companion is somebody we’d rather not be with.
  • Key point 3
    Rousseau describes an experience of total, perfect happiness that is only possible in solitude, because it is a closing of the gap between one’s self and one’s inner companion.