Why Solitude Is Good
Solitude, such a life changing ideal once mastered. I am the epitome of someone that has mastered the concept of solitude, and I absolutely love it. For some odd reason, the thought or sight of being alone in this day-in-age is seemed to be peculiar. Why? My hypothesis is that people just aren’t comfortable enough with themselves to even give it the chance of day. They have gotten so accustomed to having someone there during every part of their lives - whether it be big or small.
You see, I do everything by myself from going to the movies, to going out to eat, or from traveling around the world - I do it all by my lonesome. I could partly credit this extreme independence to growing up a single child, so I found ways to keep myself occupied. I just don’t like being 100% dependent on someone, you feel me? I don’t want to have my trip held on a loose string, determined on if my friend wants to go or not; I love having complete control of my life. Too many people would cancel a trip or planned event if their beloved BFF decides to back out, that is absurd.
Solitude has a plethora of benefits for our mental health and awareness. For me, at least, being by myself a lot I am able to really open up deep inside my thoughts and questions things - it gives me the ability to dive deeper into my introspection. I am able to grow stronger as an ever evolving human being by truly testing my capabilities and learning what I am really capable of. Most importantly, I am able to clearly visualize without anyone else’s input or persuasion. I can sit somewhere and completely zone off to think about what has gone before me, what is in-front of me, and what’s to come in my life.
I highly advocate to whomever is reading this to contemplate being by yourself a little more if you already don’t. Don’t fall subject to the social norms (which is a convo for another blog) on how being alone is perceived, who cares? Just do what’s right for you and do what leads you to meaningful life.