"And you should not let yourself be confused in your solitude by the fact that there is something in you that wants to / \\\ break /// \\ / out of it. This very wish will help you,
if you use it quietly,
and like a tool,
t o s p r e a d o u t y o u r s o l i t u d e o v e r w i d e c o u n t r y .
People have (with the help of conventions) oriented all their solutions toward the easy
and toward the easiest side of easy; but it is clear
that we must hold to what is D I F F I C U L T ;
everything alive holds to it,
everything in Nature grows and defends itself in its own way
and is characteristically and spontaneously itself,
seeks at all cost to be so and against all opposition.
We know little, but that we must hold to what is difficult is a certainty
that will not forsake us;
it is good to be solitary,
for solitude is difficult;
that something is difficult
must be a reason the more for us to do it."
—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet