In reply to by Fiona Reilly

Hey Fiona

I have explored this numbness!
I think the problem I experience when I am in solitude is I don't feel vulnerable. Who is there to feel vulnerable to? No one.

Our society tends to numb this feeling of vulnerability, but then you numb every other feeling aswell....

And in solitude you also deprive yourself of a collective social joy, like when you finish a piece of work with your collaborators, or when you sing together in a choir.

Ben, funilly, that's why I think it's easy to hide away: No one to feel vulnerable towards.

Thanks for the thoughts!