How easy is it for you to be happy alone?


The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love.

It may look paradoxal to you, but it’s not.

It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing,

of going into the deepest core of another person without posessing the other, without reducing the other to a thing

and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom,

because they know that if the other leaves they willl be as happy as they are now.

Their happiness can not be taken by the other,

because it is not given by the other.


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