Maybe we are in a more beneficial state of living than we think..
We appreciate the company of our friends but solitude is a part to accept for who we are. As long as we accept ourselves we can accept the others furthermore. The true enemy lies within. Create your own environment makes you more creative and peaceful. Forces you to be creative, exercise and have self control in general to achieve your goals. That’s something additional to meditation.
When our darkside is beaten down, then we can achieve a lot more. Learning to understand others and embracing their darkness too. Making our inner-work we become stronger mentally and emotionally.
We become more creative, independent and more wise.
It can work against us but in the same time can work for us. Solitude can take us on a higher level of existence and face the outer world.