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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Solitude & Loneliness

Let it flow

Something broke inside me during the trip back from Germany. Initially, I assumed it was due to the prior night without sleep. Slowly, it dawned upon me that she and I lack a future together. I suppose that it's fair to say that our chemistry has slowly vanished until it was gone. I have been slow to accept the above. Probably because I was in denial. I preferred my...

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Me time (2)

I just had another look at my 2017 blog Me time, following a recent BPS article: Periods of solitude help older adults recharge after socialising. Back in 2017, my blog was about the need for me time within a relationship. Nowadays, even a short joint vacation forces me to recharge my batteries. source Recently, an old friend posted something like the older we get,...

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“Are you alright?”

Her question was genuine. Yet I did not know how and what to answer. Finally, I answered that I've been asking that same question to myself for quite a long time. I added that I think that I'm okay. I did not add the words feel and believe - this time. Obviously, I could have ignored her question but I didn't. I could use the lousy autumn weather as an excuse for...

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I like being alone but I want someone to be alone with

Recently, a friend said to me that she had heard a quote that I would like as it fits me (see above). She was right. In my view, there's no contradiction in this quote. Others may disagree (eg, 2x alone <> together). I suppose that is why the original quote has an annex at the end: , if that makes sense. The reasoning behind this quote is in another...

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Is modern life organised to prevent us from thinking?

My May 27 blog, Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, touched upon a topic that has been on my mind recently - and the mind of others (eg, NRC, The Times). These others focus on the How and What, while I focus on the Why. The quote below provides an interesting start for this topic: "Spend enough time trying to have ideas and you realise that modern life is...

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