One is the loneliest number…
Friday, May 20, 2016 11:17 AM
Favorites of the Lonely:
T. S. Eliot
Edgar Allan Poe
Why are these all such magnets for the socially-challenged? Are they lonely themselves? I don’t think that’s necessarily true. More likely, they all represent a unique, stand-alone vision that finds no parallel amongst its peers—because if we must be alone, then the best case scenario is that we stand above, rather than to-the-side.
Also, there’s an aspect of introspection to these artists’ works—and the lonely spend most of their time inside their own heads—so it’s very homey in that way. And that brings up another side of the ‘Favorites of the Lonely’—they have many detractors—for what makes them attractive to the lonely is often what makes an A-type…
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