"...So, go ahead and do you, boys and girls. Own the uncomfortable in-between where you experience the mélange of weird and wild. Play around in the lingering space that the world calls “loneliness.” Dance in your thoughts and make sure they don’t get too boring. Feel out the difference between your mind and everyone else’s and appreciate your inner-monologue as your longest standing friend.
Be alone, my dears. But never, ever, for as long as you live, be lonely." -Kristen Chen @ThoughtCatalog
My apologies to anyone who finds Thought Catalog trite and/or cheesy. I couldn't resist. http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/a-guide-to-being-alone-without-being-lonely/