If you carry on like this, you’ll die alone.
What, at this wizened old age I’m already past it? Besides, we all die alone anyway.
– From The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl, by Belle de Jour
Now, that’s a refreshing, and surprising not very terrifying, thought. There is a good chance that this school of thought will cure us of any urges for co-dependency that is bound to hit us every once in a while.