As soon as I posted the quotes on solitude I knew I was going to have to balance those ideas with thoughts about how we engage socially with each other. Below are just a very few of the thoughts that great minds have shared. Enjoy both sides of the story!
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.
A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.. You have to go to them sometimes.
Winnie the Pooh
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
This is the way we want to interact with everyone. . . .That’s always our goal. The more that we can interact on a positive level, the better, . . . We are out there stressing cooperation and building positive relationships.
If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.
The concept of randomness and coincidence will be obsolete when people can finally define a formulation of patterned interaction between all things within the universe.
(And just for the heck of it--)
I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair.