Wise Fridays: The Creativity of Loneliness

The originality and creativity in man are rooted in his loneliness-experience, not in his social awareness…Social man is superficial: he imitates, he emulates. Lonely man is profound: he creates, he is original.

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

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