Solitude may be embraced or avoided. It is also a ski resort in Utah and a football stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Solitude is also state of seclusion or isolation. Social isolation is sometimes associated with aberrant behavior, it is more than avoiding crowds. Contrarily, solitude may be the basis of spiritual enlightenment. Autophobia (or Monophobia) is the phobia of being alone. The word is derived from the Greek words αὐτός (autós, "self") and φόβος (phóbos, "fear"). The opposite is anthropophobia or Anthrophobia (literally "fear of people", from the Greek: ἄνθρωπος, ánthropos, "man" and φόβος, phóbos, "fear"), also called interpersonal relation phobia is pathological fear of people or human company.
In our society of instant communication and constant pressure, maybe we need to make a place for solitude. I don't think that the Solitude Ski Resort or the Belfast Stadium qualify.
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