Over the past couple of months, I've essentially lost the usual desire I have to go out, socialise and be around people. There are still one or two people whose company I enjoy, but I'm becoming much more inclined to opt for spending time by myself, and doing solitary things like reading, watching documentaries and listening music in my room, when I used to enjoy going out with friends.
Sure, I've always enjoyed all the cultural activities I listed above, but right now, I'd rather just stay in and be by myself than go out for a meal, and be around people - which before, would've been almost unheard of, for me. I'm not feeling particularly stressed or depressed, and there's not been a big social issue to make this change develop...it just sort of has.
So, I suppose that's a bit of personal context on a wider issue I'm interested in. Namely, that of being a Recluse:
Is a reclusive lifestyle one which appeals to you?
Do you think it's healthy - in any number of ways - to live in a way where you don't interact much with others?
Is there a lot to be gained by enjoying one's own company?
And do you think people are naturally reclusive, or is it something some of us develop from exposure to certain social situations?