I was reading this article by Jason Fried ( Changes at Basecamp ), the one about him and DHH ( Basecamp's new etiquette regarding societal politics at work ) changing a lot of work policies (which I agree with btw), and I love this quote that he shared in that article:
As Huxley offers in The Doors of Perception, "We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude."
It is probably the realest thing I have read today. We are always and in all circumstances by ourselves.