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On being alone and on boredom.

A discourse inspired by Seneca’s Letter 10: On living to oneself.

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash

It is alone that one’s true nature comes out. It is when one is alone that the state of one’s mind and soul surface. Notice how I say “alone”, and not “by oneself”, for one can be by themselves without ever being truly alone. Being by oneself while working, listening to music, or in any other…



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Sam Padilla

Crypto @ Google Cloud — I write about philosophy, tech, self-development, and the future of humanity.