An article ran in The Daily Oklahoman today, “Evidence shows solitude adds to health risks.“
I am not sure we have not stumbled on the reality of Genesis 2:18, “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone …”
The article states, “Thirty years ago, anyone blaming lonliness for physical illness would have been laughed at, but as scientists studied different populations, isolation kept emerging as a risk factor.”
Certainly we need space from time to time. Collect your thoughts, consider your day, find some rest from the hustle. Yet, we function better when we have someone with whom to “debrief” our day. We may only recount our activities but invariably we will “unwind” in the process. We then reduce stress and that only helps.
In the end, we need the complement God gives us. We need people. We need each other.