Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lonely Vs Alone

One could be alone, but not lonely.
But does people always feel that being alone is being lonely?
Generally when one see another person alone, most people would think that that person is pitiful or lonely.
For all you know, that person may be feeling perfectly happy about being alone.
Away from all the hustle and bustle of life and happy that he found some time for himself to reflect on things, think about things and observe things.
Isn't that good?
You can just be yourself when you are with yourself.
You don't have to entertain, feel awkward with silence or try to strike up a conversation.

I like being alone.
So does that make me a loner?
Fine if it does.

But I don't mind spending time with people too.
Especially with people I like or can connect with.
But even with people who is hard to connect to, it's interesting to observe them and understand them through their words and actions.

So I don't mind spending time with people, and I don't mind being alone too.
I think that is quite a good thing. Isn't it?
Some people are just afraid of being alone.
What's so scary about that?
Unless maybe they feel insecure alone? Or maybe they're afraid of people's perception of them if they're seen alone?
But if you think people think that you're a weirdo if you're spotted alone, then perhaps you got the wrong perception.
Isn't it you yourself that thinks that you're a weirdo?

I just think there's nothing to be afraid of being alone.
Sometimes one may feel even more at ease and sometimes there may be a new perspective of viewing the world around you when you're alone.
That's nothing wrong with being alone at all.

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