The Downside of Solitude and the Need for Community 

Independence is a great trait that lets us overcome life's obstacles on our own.  

We often get caught in the web of hyper-independence in our pursuit of 

self-sufficiency, a hidden struggle that leaves us lonely and emotional.  

Extreme self-reliance can worsen mental health issues and create a garden of anxiety and loneliness.  

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Sometimes we appreciate peaceful time alone, but sometimes it drives us to 

use coping techniques that hurt more than help.  

It's a path that inevitably leads to being on your own. 

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