True, I think it would be too difficult to overcome our human instinct to want human connection. It may then have unattended side-effects if somehow we end up succeeding, i.e. sociopathy.

I think far better to enjoy the company of our fellow humans.

Not fighting our base instinct is part of what Stoicism teaches.

Now with that said, I think it’s better to like people than to need people.

Often times when we need people we hate being alone and so we set a low bar for who we surround ourselves with. We get easily upset. We take people for-granted because we are always around them (hence why in general people who live in rural areas tend to be more friendly than urban areas). I’m happy being alone, but life is definitely more enriching when we have someone to share it with.

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