If You Like Being Alone
August 27, 2019
Claire Miles

Sometimes all I want is to be alone. I know it sounds depressing, but I can’t help feeling this way. I have always been that kind of person. While I enjoy spending time with others, I often crave these moments of being by myself. As a loner, I’m used to people saying I’m weird or assuming I am a people hater. People think of being alone as a bad thing. But it’s not necessarily true.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not advocating for all of you to abandon everyone and go live in an isolated cliff somewhere. All I am saying is that some of us like being alone without feeling uncomfortable, and that is completely normal. It is not a reason to exclude a person or make them feel bad but is a factor that one has to take into consideration.

Unlike what many may assume, I like other people and enjoy spending time in their company. I have a small circle of friends that I like being around, but I am just as comfortable spending time on my own. I enjoy hanging and going out with them, but sometimes wish to stay alone at home and be with myself. Thankfully, they respect this and accept my wishes. Each side must understand the other. We need to get familiar with one another and be considerate of each other’s needs.

Besides, being alone can be a very beneficial thing for you. You can get in touch with yourself; your emotions, desires, and ambitions. Also, you can self reflect a lot more. When we spend time alone we get to dig deep into ourselves and look back. We can learn from our past, grow and evolve from it. We can truly come into our own and discover who we are. However, this is a whole other subject I promise to revisit in the future.

At the end of the day, we need to understand that being alone is not as bad as society painted it to be. Some of us enjoy the idea of being alone; they find it relaxing, and that is completely normal. It is very beneficial that both people who enjoy being alone and those who don’t will take the time to understand one another. Take the time to see where the other side comes from. We need to respect each other.

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