Life & Philosophy

Being a Chameleon in New York

Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Sometimes you just want some quiet space to yourself. This is possible, even in a place like New York, where “it’s less about being a hermit and more about being a chameleon.”

The more you stand out in New York, the more you blend in. The City is a hodgepodge of diversity. It thrives off uniqueness.

You can also participate in New York’s events without even being social. You can party alone.

Being alone isn’t always about pursuing a cabin in the woods.  That’s the loner lifestyle.  You can get away by simply being yourself.

“I am not alone if I stand by myself.” – Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.