Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone
Having thoughts of your own means straying from the flock. But the ache for reason is at constant odds with our desire for companionship. Jennifer Stitt, writing in Aeon magazine, recalls Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the banality of evil and how, in our hyper-connected world, we must still seek some refuge from the cacophony of the crowd.
From Aeon magazine