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Solitude and Loneliness

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:46 pm
by mirjana
Our language has wisely
sensed the two sides
of being alone. It has created
the word "lonelines"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word
"solitude" to express
the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich (1886-1965)
Paul Johannes Tillich was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher, one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century. He is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957). In these works he introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership. His major theological work is three-volume Systematic Theology (1951–63), an approach of exploring the symbols of Christian revelation as answers to the problems of human existence raised by contemporary existential philosophical analysis.
Which of these two states is more creative?

Re: Solitude and Loneliness

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:25 am
by Sabina
[quote="Mirjana"]Which of these two states is more creative?

Both can be creative. In one case it is out of pain, in the other case it is out of serenity.

You can turn anything into creativity if you are a creative person.
That is what I loved about the Chess Novel, by Stefan Zweig. Originality out of the will to mentally survive.