Long before the concept of seclusion was pioneered by Christians saints there was a tradition in China of the hermit. Look no further than Lao Tzu.
Greg wrote an amazing essay here, but it is very euro centric. And as we become a more global it will be important to understand the context of privacy in each country.
At some point, life is going to kick you in the teeth. It’s inevitable. It could be your your spouse dumping you, your project failing, or your dog dying; something is going to catch you off guard and cause you to have a shitty day.
How can you deal with it when it comes?
Gleb Ditrikh it takes time and concerted effort to get there. I struggle with it all the time. Vipassana was a great way to start the habit, but I am always working to get better