If you tend to be naturally introverted, it is unlikely you need someone to remind you that there are benefits to being alone sometimes (in fact, you might need to be reminded that it is also beneficial to be around other people!), but if you are an outgoing extrovert, it is important that you also become aware of the benefits inherent in spending a little bit of time alone.
One thing that “the information age” has done is open up the possibility for people to always be connected with others; even when you are at home by yourself, you can talk on the phone to people, text people, send emails, and interact with your friends using such social networking sites as facebook and Twitter. In addition to these things, there is a great availability of television shows and movies that can distract people when they are alone, and as a result of all these things, genuine silence is a relic – a veritable fossil – in the lives of most people.
Opportunities for self-awareness and introspection are only truly available when one immerses oneself in silence, and not only do times of introspection and self-awareness lead an individual to be able to constantly improve their own self, but these times of silence (of introspection, of self-awareness) also enable a person to use their mind for unique, creative, individualistic thought.
The lack of silence in the lives of most people has led many of them to a place where they do not know their own self nearly as well as they should, and where they rarely create or pluck their way through thoughts that have any sort of depth or permanence.
One should take the time to “be alone” every so often, even if you are an extrovert – enjoying the beauty of solitude and silence; when you put yourself in this position with regularity, you will start to see a change in your self-awareness, in your thought processes, and in your overall level of success!