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Solitude (also seclusion, isolation) means lack of contact with other people.
Short-term solitude is often valued as a time when one may work, think or rest without being disturbed.
Long-term solitude is often seen as undesirable, causing loneliness, resulting from inability to establish relationships. However, for some people solitude is not depressing. Still others (e.g. monks) regard long-term solitude as a means of spiritual enlightenment.
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