One ongoing Harvard study indicates that people form more lasting and accurate memories if they believe they’re experiencing something alone. Another indicates that a certain amount of solitude can make a person more capable of empathy towards others. And while no one would dispute that too much isolation early in life can be unhealthy, a certain amount of solitude has been shown to help teenagers improve their moods and earn good grades in school.
—Leon Neyfakh, The power of lonely
Anyone who engages in anything creative–writing, painting, dancing, designing—already knows about the power of solitude. Alone is actually important to everyone.