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I presume everybody here has e-mail. How many people here, when a new message comes in, does your computer go "ding" or make some other noise? Do we still have people doing that? What the heck is wrong with you people? I love the fact that computer scientists just know nothing about anything, so for years by default all these packages out of the box would go "ding" every time you get a new piece of e-mail, so we've taken a technology explicitly designed to reduce interruption and we've turned them into interruptions. So you just got to turn that off. The point of e-mail is you go to it when you're ready, not sitting around like Pavlov's dogs saying, "Oh, maybe I'll get another e-mail!"

Randy Pausch from his Time Management Lecture

Approaching solitude for its enjoyment and intrinsic values is linked to psychological health, especially for those who don't feel as if they belong to their social groups.

Thuy-vy Nguyen

I'm awkward and sarcastic and it doesn't translate well. So I try and not foist that upon people.

Selma Blair from #ad Hellboy II: The Golden Army DVD commentary

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Aldous Huxley

I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.

Elayne Boosler

People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company.

Albert Guinon

If you can't stand solitude, maybe you bore others too.

Bob Gordon

Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.

Arthur Brisbane

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

Thomas A. Edison

I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

Hermits have no peer pressure.

Steven Wright

People who take the time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.

John Miller

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.


To feel themselves in the presence of true greatness many find it necessary only to be alone.

Tom Masson

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Let us stay at home: there we are decent. Let us not go out: our defects wait for us at the door, like flies.

Jules Renard

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns


Solitude Toy

Somewhere between 1975 and 1977, there was a NERF commercial where a guy sang "Hey, hey, hey! NERF Basketball is here to stay!" (A person at Facebook thinks it was "here to play.") I wish someone would find that commercial and upload it to a place like YouTube. I knew a kid that had NERF Basketball back then on his bedroom door, but I wasn't able to get one until years later.


NERFOOP image courtesy of Jason Liebig.


In Case You Didn't Know


B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.



Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.



Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.



Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.



Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.



Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.


Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda



Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I started taking those two supplements near the end of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses.


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Interesting Subjects

6 Reasons Why Solitude Is The Best Antidote For Your Anxiety

Clinical psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter believes there are six elements of being on our own that can improve our mental health.


To Calm Your Emotions, Get 15 Minutes Alone

Solitude can lead to relaxation and stress reduction.


Why Familiarity Really Does Breed Contempt

People’s intuition is that learning more about a new acquaintance will lead to greater liking. In fact, on average, we like other people less the more we know about them.


Hikikomori (Wikipedia)

The term hikikomori refers to both the sociological phenomenon in general and the people belonging to this societal group. Hikikomori have been described as recluses, loners, or "modern-day hermits."



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