Common wisdom suggests that a core difference between solitude and loneliness is choice.
- Mind & Brain
Spending time alone is common across the lifespan, and yet, we still do not fully understand when, why and for whom it confers risks versus benefits.
It’s definitely confusing whether ‘being alone’ is good or bad. The answer is that both are right; it depends on the situation.
Solitude often conjures up negative connotations such as loneliness.