In Solitude, Storr cites Winnicott in suggesting the developmental capacity of being in solitude while with others. When we self-author and do not follow inertia or protocols, we check our faculty for meaning. We look for solitude daily when we pause (/in a call) or contemplate halfway through a conversation.
The more I talk about mediation, creativity, and communication, the clearer that solitude is the opposite destination of mediation.
Technology, media, and solutioning move towards the other, in clarity – while solitude authors meaning and make us jump out of bed in the morning.
Tactically, I am experimenting with this by prompting others to viscerally describe (/design) their faculty of thinking and create one-person breakout rooms.