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Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing...
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Isaac Newton. Michelangelo. Anne Rice. Barry Bonds. Haruki Murakami. They and countless others belong to a subculture that will never join hands, a group whose voices, by nature, will never form a chorus. They are loners—and they have at least one thing in common: They keep to themselves. And they like it that way.

Self-reliant, each loner swims alone through a social world—a world of teams, troops and groups—that scorns and misunderstands those who stand apart. Everywhere from newspapers to playgrounds, loners are accused of being crazy, cold, stuck-up, standoffish, selfish, sad, bad, secretive and lonely—and, of course, serial killers. Loners, however, know better than anyone how to entertain themselves—and how to contemplate and to create. They have a knack for imagination, concentration, inner discipline, and invention—a talent for not being bored.

Too often, loners buy into society’s messages and strive to change, making themselves miserable in the process by hiding their true nature—and hiding from it.

-- anneli rufus from "Party of One: A Loners' Manifesto"

Current Music: Crucifixion - John Debney

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From: onlylittle Date: March 2nd, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

random thought

i (used to) love loning. what happens with someone who is not a loner by nature meets circumstances which forces one to believe that being a loner is the only way to go? maybe caused by abandonment in a time of need. there is a constant struggle for the true nature of the once out-going person to be the person that they were, but then the loner (the saviour) has forgotten how to reach out to others. and so the once loving-to-be-a-loner loner becomes lonely... then what?

i read The Prophet often.

take care!
radiantshadow From: radiantshadow Date: March 2nd, 2004 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Prophet

as do i, It is great therapy...
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