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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How to be alone

Instead of talking about a dating or relationship myth this week, let's ponder being alone. A friend recently showed me this video, and it really meant a lot to me. Most of the time, being alone is underrated, and the myth is that being alone is not okay. However, I think this video truly challenges that myth. Just look at all of the things you can do and accomplish...just by being alone. "Cause if you're happy in your head then solitude is blessed and alone is okay."


What do you think about being alone?

7 comments:

Grace Martin said...

I'm in a relationship. I've never been happier than I am when I'm with my guy.
Recently though, I've been having these secret dreams of being single and doing all these marvelous things like studying abroad, or going to college in California and living with my aunt, or working at Disney World for a semester.
These are all things that I would love to do, but I'm not going to do them because I'm in a relationship, and I could never enjoy them completely without him.
Relationships are a big responsibility, that I sometimes wish I didn't have, even though I love my guy.

Rodney said...

I think most people confuse being single with being alone. Just because you're not in a relationship, doesn't mean you're alone. You still have friends, family, co-workers to hang around with, and talk to, and share your life with.

In my experience, being alone is a soothing state to be in. Where you don't have to worry about, or cater to, other people's opinions, feelings, or beliefs. A place where you can enjoy (like the video said) just being you.

Alone is awesome.

Erica said...

I have always done so many things alone that I feel very comfortable doing so. One time during college, I wanted to go out and none of my friends wanted to come so I went out alone! I just met new people and had a fun time too. I have eaten alone, gone to the mall, everything but the movies or out to inner like in the video. But I would too. I am a social person but also very at ease doing things alone.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

There are plusses and minuses to anything... Its all in how you handle it.... :-)

soldoutforever said...

just listen to the song "perfectly lonely" from john mayer, and you will hear it's not so bad to be alone!! beter happy alone that misery together

lot's of love

cecile

Marie said...

it's funny. My relationship just ended, and I posted about the break up.

I believe you have to be alone and happy to be able to be with someone and happy.

Ashton King said...

Alone time is good, even when you're in a committed relationship. Both people should have their own interests outside of their shared ones and be secure enough to go out and enjoy their interests on their own.

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