The things that keep me awake

Once in a while you hear of a person, or some of you, have at one point retreated in isolation to get to know themselves, some say to find themselves and everything in between. You have also heard it said I am because we are.

Is it possible, then, to find oneself in isolation or that’s a delusion, a lie we tell ourselves? Is it the case that to find ourselves we must be deeply involved with others, with the affairs of being in society? That in this way, when we are not in isolation thinking about the me, that we really get to full knowledge of the self, if that’s even possible?

Or am I missing something?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

19 thoughts on “The things that keep me awake

  1. john zande says:

    If you can be happy when alone, then I think you’re grounded.

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  2. Nan says:

    If I understand your post correctly … it seems to me we need both.

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  3. Are there standards that can be applied as normal when it comes to our contentment about life and our health?
    As life is an adventure through the jungle of unpredictabilityโ€™s, it is the cultivation of human interactions that will stabilise us emotionally.

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  4. jim- says:

    I think if everyone experienced 2-3 weeks completely alone, no tv or gadgets, it would change the world for the better. Not as a permanent place but a perspective place. We need each other and to fully realize that we need to be alone.

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    • makagutu says:

      to be alone, we withdraw into our insecurities about property, work and all. To be truly aware of what the world needs, we need to be immersed in society, then at that point we will contribute to making it a better place for all of us

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      • jim- says:

        What if you spent just enough time beyond feeling that insecurity about daily life? I know itโ€™s a foreign concept in the Christian world, so that in itself should make an appeal to it. How can you have the perspective immersed in the society that created those same fears? To step away for a time I think one would see the bigger picture.
        Personally I have done this 2 times for 3 weeks each time. The first time I realized I can live whatever life I choose. The last time I left religion because of it. I couldnโ€™t free myself surrounded by it, but it was quite natural without the distractions.


  5. renudepride says:

    Interesting perspectives here. Solitude serves everyone differently. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Afreekan says:

    Solitude is the greatest form of power.
    When you are happy in isolation, you have conquered the norms of this world.

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