Alone in my solitary

man looking over citySolitary, the power for an introvert. People think when you’re alone, it means you’re lonely. Introverts aren’t more lonely than extroverts. You can have people around you but still feel lonely. Loneliness has nothing to do with introversion. Being around people is stressful. I rather be alone than trying to impress other people. I like being around people but there are a time and place for everything. I live in a city where solitarily is easy to find. You don’t even need a car to get there. The best place is in the woods and the other is a beach in early spring or early autumn. In a solitary place, you can think without distractions by other people or sounds. When you’re alone you can do anything without having to ask for permission. That’s the reason why I like living alone. I’ve had a few room mates when I’ve studied and it was hell. They were nice and all that but living with someone else is not my cup of tea.

For me, it’s very important to be independent. If I didn’t live alone I would have to consider the other person’s needs. More importantly, share the remote control. If I had a room mate they would bring their friends or boyfriends over and I would never be left in peace. Now I can walk around naked if I wanted to. Some people want a room mate so they wouldn’t be lonely and they could share the expenses. But I rather pay more than share a flat with someone else.

They say being alone is not good for your health. But for me it’s the other way around. I get stressed if I’m not alone. I don’t like being in a crowed place. Noisy people are the worst. Why some people have the urge to talk in a loud voice is something I’ve never understood. Have they lost their ability to talk at a lower volume? I’m not surprised the kind of music people listen to so there’s no wonder they can’t even hear their own voices anymore. Some love their voice so much they can’t stop talking. The best time is when there’s no noise at all. That’s better than meditating.

There are people who are afraid they’ll never find anyone so they even use dating services to find their Mr/Mrs Right. What’s so wrong being alone anyway. Some people are meant to be alone. If you feel lonely, get a pet. You don’t need to cook their meals, wash their clothes or any other things you need to do for another person. I like being alone in my solitary. Sometimes it would be nice to have someone but that thought is short-lived. Looking at other people’s lives, my options are so much better.




3 thoughts on “Alone in my solitary

  1. I relate to you completely. Not a day goes by where i dont hear people saying ‘being alone means you’re lonely’ but, they dont consider the fact that, I choose it that way. Sometimes I need the space and people can be really annoying to be aaround.


  2. My best birthday present ever was when my wife organized a family outing to see one of the new Star Wars movies. Everyone went but me. I was at home with pizza, chips, soda, and my favorite movies. No obligations, no big party, just a few hours of guaranteed, uninterrupted alone time. When I tell people this was my favorite gift, many act as if I’m crazy.

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