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