A Village to Raise A Trader
|January 7th, 2015, 06:34 AM||#31 (permalink)|
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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
This looked applicable to traders more than anyone engaged in other professions:
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The book may not be very good but it seemed like a bunch of thoughts traders could fortify themselves with.
Living on one’s own rarely gets a favourable press.
Eric Klinenberg has written an important work that has many useful facts about those of us who choose to live alone: those of us who identify as introverts (those who prefer their own company and derive a sense of reality from within rather than without).
For many people, reaching middle age and beyond is a wonderful time when at long last we no longer have to be around other people all the time and can enjoy that solitude we have been craving for decades. Those of us who are true introverts never need to worry about "filling empty hours" - it's unthinkable. We've spent our lives waiting for a time when we actually have more time to devote to the hundreds of things we've never had a chance to do because we had to spend so much of our time working.
The rise of living alone has been a transformative social experience. It changes the way we understand ourselves and our most intimate relationships.
“Do you know why so many of us live alone?’’ a Swedish statistician asks Klinenberg. “Because we can.’’
Without revealing too much, I enjoyed how Klinenberg convinced me of the appeal of living alone.
Disclaimer: the author is a married man with two kids.