“I like my world to be quiet, silence is not my enemy.”
“I am often surprised at just how many people cannot abide their own company, they feel the need to be surrounded by hustle bustle and city life – a cocophany of unwanted and unnecessary noise – just to feel a part of something other than just being a part of themselves, and then complain because they don’t have any alone time. When the reality is they fear being alone more than just enjoying thoughts with themselves.
My autism detaches me from certain things, and whilst many see that as disabling, l think that comes down to a person’s individual interpretation of what is. I can survive without people in my life. I don’t experience loneliness and never have, l know being alone but am comfortable with who l am even with inner conflicts.”
“It’s a mindset, that you are either willing to accept into your life or not, that’s really all it is. Being alone to me is a form of meditation, a reboot of my system – if more people stop pannicking about being in their own company, they might find that they are not so lonely.”
Don’t make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.