do you like being alone?

India
May 12, 2008 1:49am CST
well there are very few people who enjoy being alone.... and those who have learned this art are a happy lot. I think that live a life of optimism. Happiness comes from within regardless of your situation, so don’t use any excuses, such as being alone. Many times it isn't the partner or friend you are missing, but the activities and hobbies you shared. Take yourself out for a date. For example, if you would have gone out to dinner or to a movie on a date, then take yourself out to a movie or to a nice restaurant. Don't hold yourself back. Learning is also incredibly more efficient when you don't have social responsibilities like family to take care of, or a girlfriend or boyfriend to entertain. Learning isn't just exclusive to books (although they are a great source of knowledge). You can learn to do anything by just practicing. Enrolling in classes is fun and also helps with the social life - you will meet new people in your classes. If you're not so much into the meeting people, the Internet is a great way to learn pretty much everything (That's what this site's for!). Consider learning: Indoor Activities: A Foreign Language, Painting, Yoga, Art Appreciation, A Musical Instrument such as piano or flute. Outdoor Activities: Gardening,Fencing, Tennis, Golf. Or Combination - things you can do indoors and out: Photography, Drawing. Humans need affection, without it they become bitter and hate the world around them. Pets are always a source of affection and will give loads of it endlessly. Pets also provide someone to talk to. No, it's not weird that you talk to your pet, it's weird if you don't. Just be cautious that your pet doesn't talk back. If so, seek professional help. If you are aloof and self-sufficient, tropical fish, hamsters, budgies or finches are great choices. If you like a little interaction, but not a lot of maintenance, try a cat. If you want to be very hands-on, spend lots of time and get lots of feedback, a dog is for you. Now may be the time to catch up on some of your reading. Not only is it fun and enjoyable, but it's also self-education and a way to round yourself as a person. Consider spending some time with classics such as "A Christmas Carol," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Martian Chronicles," or "Tales of Mystery and Imagination."And there are a lot many ways in which you can be alone and still not be sad.
1 response
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
12 May 08
Human being basically a social animal. I for one would like to have the company of people around me throughout the day. Though I like to be alone for 2 to 3 hours a day, most part I would like to have company of others.
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• India
12 May 08
we all like company... but still we need some time for ourselves to be alone and think something that we want. we need some time to retrospect. there are some people who are alone who do not have any company...may be they may have lost the desire to trust some one and also the desire to be in company. thanks for responding and have a nice day.