MyNotes - Embracing Solitude
This is my first post from Chrome Diigo via email. In the meantime, the info below helps explain my penchant for solitude in a positive way.
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- Zen Habits' Leo Babauta argues that solitude is the single most predominant habit of productive creatives, and research on particularly creative teenagers has showed that an enthusiasm for spending time alone is a common trait of the most talented adolescents.
- Though we are more likely than ever to be tethered to others by our iPhones and Blackberries, it's more important than ever to carve out periods of uninterrupted contemplation. To take our brains out of their scattershot Internet patterns and navigate a new city, take in nature on a long walk, sit quietly and read a book, or have a serendipitous conversation with a stranger.
- As psychiatrist Milton Erickson put it, "Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change."