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It Is OK To Be Alone

As much as it is fun to hang out with friends, it's also fine to do things for yourself.

It Is OK To Be Alone

Being alone is sometimes looked in a negative way. When someone is alone, people start to feel sorry for that person. Most of the times, people consider "Alone" as being "Lonely", when in reality, they are two different things.

There was a time, even I thought that being alone isn't good. When I was young, I never had friends. While all my classmates used to socialize, hang out, go to parties etc. I was always at home with my family. There were times I wished that I was perfect, I wished I had so many friends, and even I could be out socializing every day. But now when I think about it, I wasn't alone then, I was lonely.

Now I have made a lot of friends, but still, I rarely go out, and I am not fond of partying, but I do socialize at times. As much as I love spending some time with my friends, I wish there was some time I could have it for myself. This is my definition of being alone.

Being alone doesn't mean you're being lonely. Being lonely stands for being isolated. Loneliness is a feeling of being unwanted, and seeking for things which you sadly don't get in return. While being alone is a feeling of freedom. Aloneness is a break from life, which allows you to explore yourself.

So don't try to please everyone in life. Please keep some time for yourself too. Being alone isn't a bad thing. It gives you the chance to be independent. As much as its fun to hang out with friends, there isn't anything wrong in doing things yourself. Is there a movie, you wanted to watch for a long time? Go watch it. If you want to have coffee, please have! If there is any place in the city you wanted visit, please go! If there is a restaurant you wanted to try, go do that! If you feel like eating chocolate, go ahead! If you feel like singing a song you have always wanted to sing, do that! Go for a walk and go for a spa to relax, if you feel like! But most importantly, don't worry about what other people think or say, and always follow your heart!

To summarize, aloneness makes you independent, helps you in making choices, helps you in creativity, makes you confident, helps you learn new things etc. So please don't think that being alone will get you lonely. Think of it as having so much fun in your life, so that you don't ever feel lonely!

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