Balance, and a solitary existence…

 Rain (@rain)10 years, 5 months ago

I’ve considered the concepts of solitary time and it’s values. I’ve considered the concepts of a life spent with others, and those values as well. And I’ve considered balance. I think that some people truly need a quiet, solitary existence to be complete, and at peace with who they are. I think others need to always be surrounded by humanity, amid the hustling and bustling chaos. And still others need a balance of time for reflection and time for connection.

I see how some people meet, and reshape each other in ways. Some people meet, and they collide, and break away…chip at…parts of each other. Others mesh, and blend, and blur the edges. (the list of metaphors goes on) And when these people become reshaped, often, they need to take time, and reevaluate who they are.

I see people who are lone wolves. Solitary. Content to be so. Rangers, and unlost wanderers. I also know, of course, of monks and the like, who are silent, introspective, etc. That is their path, and their way, and their happiness.

I dunno, I’m sorry, I am rambling. I’ve been thinking so much more about such deep, intense, dizzying things lately. (Wonder why, lol!) From macro to micro, my thoughts have varied. I just have these thoughts that I need to get out, and I don’t know where else to put them and get feed back, other opinions…. I guess I kind of want them to be starting off points for conversation?

April 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm
Josh (213) (@reinvented2012) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@rain, Really interesting thoughts and perspectives here. I personally think that people need all kinds of interactions in life. Everyone does need along time as you mentioned, they also need face to face interaction, emotional interaction, sexual interaction etc. Someone that lives their entire life in solidarity may get some great insights into themselves, get to better know their strengths and weaknesses, but at the same time maybe knowing someone else strengths and weaknesses will help them delve even deeper into themselves and see something they didn’t see before.

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GoodCitizen (0) (@GoodCitizen) 5 years, 5 months ago ago

I like what you said about how people meet and reshape each other. That’s a really fluid way of putting it. I think there’s a tendency to see ourselves in relation to the other, and through observation of the other, arrive at the notion of the self.

I like dwelling on thoughts like these but I also like being caught up in the middle of some action. Lately, I’ve been craving action but the days are slow and uneventful. This is probably because I’m spending too much time craving action to go seek it, and that’s probably because I’m getting hung up over someone who I had contact with in the past. 

And perhaps the only reason why I’m getting hung up over him is because he lived life through the doing and would never hang back or dwell too long on thoughts like these and that’s why I admire him and want to be like him and spend more time around him, but it’s difficult because he lives 1000s km away and probably doesn’t even give an honest shit lol so that’s why I think I should get moving now (but I’m more used to thinking . . . ) I don’t know where this has ended up . . .

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