Fundamentally Social and Inherently Alone

It’s really not that hard to be alone. All humans are fundamentally social, fundamentally bound, and fundamentally obligated to one another. So is the opposite of alone ‘together’? Probably not, because the definition of together relies on the physical—something than can actually make being alone a lot easier. Maybe people are naturally drawn to one another simply because we are all truly alone. The word alone itself is too dependent on its negative connotation in society. Could it be that being both naturally alone and social are uniquely bound? We seek social connection, rather rely upon it, because we are alone. There has always been a void somewhere in the human condition simply because of what the human condition is—the search for something more. We are born, we live, and we die alone, but the search is what binds us and makes us fundamentally social.

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