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<div class="blogparent">from the book “<a href="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a>”:</div>
<h1>Solitary socialite</h1>
<small>2016-12-27</small>
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	For the past ten years, I’ve answered up to two hundred emails per day.
	I sit alone in my little office for hours, engaging with everyone’s stories and questions for a few minutes each.
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	Then when friends want to hang out with me, I say I need some me-time first.
	They wonder why, since I’ve been alone all day, so I explain how I’ve actually been very social and connected with so many people.
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	I like what I do, so I’m not complaining — just explaining.
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	It’s unusual to be physically alone, but extremely social.
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	A solitary socialite.
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	At first I thought this was a new internet thing.
	But for decades, there have been people who talk on the phone all day.
	Before that, there were people who just answered paper mail all day.
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	It works for me.
	I love people one-on-one.
	When I’m not answering emails, I’m often talking on the phone with one of my dear friends across the world, getting into great conversations for hours.
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	But it’s a strange life.
	The solitary socialite.
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