Loneliness is one of humanity’s greatest fears. Even if you have a more introverted personality, everyone craves attention, love, and companionship with other citizens of this remarkable planet. Sometimes a like, follow, or comment on social media can fill that void, but other times, the weight of being alone can become tiresome. Society loves to perpetuate the idea that you always have to be talking to friends, in a romantic relationship with someone, or “hanging out” in order to have a fulfilled life, which only contributes to the problem. Contrary to this widespread belief, however, evidence suggests that spending time alone every once in a while is actually really good for you.