The Desperate NonlonerSaturday, December 15, 2012
This is a very compelling quote from the wonderful book, Party of One: The Loner’s Manifesto, by Anneli Rufus. The reason that it is so irresistible is that it fits a few people I know:
By contrast, the average nonloner seems able to stand hours and hours with almost anyone. Sometimes it seems they would rather have anyone around than no one. The absence of friends, at least companions, is by their lights an abomination. The result, from a loner’s standpoint, is that many nonloner friendships are matters of default. Of convenience. Such high tolerance for company, we might argue, makes for much lower standards.
Perfectly said. And they have no clue as to how desperate they act.