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How to Be AloneBy Sara Maitland

In a Nutshell

In this installment from The School of Life, author Sara Maitland teaches us how to embrace being alone in a world that rarely lets us be.

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You are one of those courageous people who wants to dare to live; and to do so, believe that you have to explore the depths of yourself, undistracted and unprotected by social conventions and norms.

Sara Maitland

Introduction

Even though we live in a society that promotes individualism, we still shun and condemn those who prefer to spend their time alone.

How To Be Alone is part of a series by philosophical education organization The School of Life. The author, Sara Maitland, is a feminist writer of novels, short stories, and non-fiction.

In this book, Maitland encourages us to balance embracing solitude with enjoying the company of others, explaining how alone time can bring us peace, health, and happiness.

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