Friday, March 27, 2009

One hundred years of solitude

As the title of the post as well as the name of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book says, solitude experienced can be for a short period as well as a long one. But one hundred years of solitude is impossible for some people. Personally I favour solitude over companionship. I have never had many friends nor did I socialize a lot...I was mostly a solitary being. I love being solitary. It feels like you are independent and free to think for yourself. You will not be influenced by anyone, save for the media. Some people hold the point of view that solitude encourages senility. But I beg to differ with that statement. Solitude is good, but one should not lose the ability to communicate with other beings.