I’ve always considered myself a fairly solitary critter, something that comes with both benefit and detriment. On the one hand, solitude affords independence of choice and pursuit, without the constraint of compromise or consideration of involving others. So long as my choices do not infringe upon others, where I go and what I do is upon me. This at its best is my idea of freedom. However, the consequence is a close proximity to isolation, with victories and personal growth unobserved and untested by peers. Complacency in self-validated familiarity bottlenecks the opportunity for exploration and growth. This at its worst results in stagnation, and can lead to reckless and short-sighted risks. Often unnecessarily so. Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to cross paths with relative strangers willing to share their time with me, and together the experience was richer and more rewarding for it. Together we were able to comfortably explore new corners, and I was reminded of a proverb I observed where my wife once worked that stated, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although my nature will always pull me towards solitude, I certainly will try my best to be a more open and inclusive because the reward is that of experience, safety, and camaraderie.
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