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It can be hard to be single at this time of year. Learning how to be single without letting it destroy you or corrode your soul may well be one of the most important skills you can learn. Now I will be the first to admit: this is damned hard.
We live in a culture that not only lionizes Single and dont want to be but tends to pathologize single people. But the fact of the matter is that societal programming is just that: programming. Your relationship goes from two people who care for one another to constant arbitrage on your worth as a person. Even being single for a long period of time has nothing to do with how worthy or desirable you are.
There are an almost infinite of reasons why someone may be single, many of which have nothing to do with them. Other times, as many a queer kid can tell you, it can as random and arbitrary as living in the wrong part of the world. In the words of Jean Luc Picard: it is possible to commit no errors and still lose.
There are people out there who will cheerfully judge you for being single. They have things going on in their lives that give them meaning and inspiration. Yeah, their job may not be the most glamorous. They may not have the fattest bank s, the trimmest waists or the most symmetrical face, but they have that thing that makes them magnetic.
They have something in their life that pushes and motivates them. Is it something you might find as inspiring? Possibly not — but the sheer energy they bring is compelling all of its own. Passion gives you energy. It pushes you. It drives you. The passionate writer, on the other hand, is cranking out after each day. Are they all golden paragraphs, dripping with wit and wisdom?
The greatness will come in time. Finding, connecting and living with your passion is important because of the satisfaction it brings. That passion is part of what makes life worth living, not something just to be endured. Passion energizes you while addictions control you. Passion engages you. But having passion in your life can mean the difference between existing and living. Negative thoughts and emotions have literally five times the impact that positive thoughts and experiences do.
It takes a lot to overcome those. That irrational guilt and shame you feel about being single wears on your body and soul. It becomes the weight that keeps dragging you under, no matter what you do.
And to pre-empt the Eeyores in the audience, yes you do have things to be grateful for. You may not have a lot, but you can turn it into more than it seems. It has legitimate, quantifiable benefits. To start with, practicing gratitude boosts dopamine and serotonin production in your brain, making it a natural antidepressant. It also helps cultivate the habit of thinking positively and adjusting your overall attitude — making you happier and more pleasant to be around. Spreading that happiness to others can be important because it creates a reciprocal effect; the happier your friends are, the happier you become.
The happier you are, the more you enjoy your life — single or not. This is one of the reasons why volunteering your time to help others can be an important part of living a happy single life.
One of the reasons why so many of us feel lonely and unfulfilled is because of how much of our lives revolve around intangibles. We move through life with little to show for it besides carefully curated posts on our social media s. That disconnect — from others, from our work, from everything — is part of why we all feel so lonely and empty. Taking time to give back however, helps change the equation. Volunteering your time and presence gives you something concrete that you can point to.
You have done something that you know has made the world a little brighter, a little happier and a little better for others. It may be as noticeable as helping build a house with Habitat for Humanity. It may be something as small and seemingly inconsequential as walking dogs at your local no-kill shelter. You may just be helping serve rice and stew at your local soup kitchen.
Volunteering and giving to others helps you connect with other people and gives you an unalloyed good in your life. It may have selfish origins, but it pays you back immensely. No matter how much your life may feel like a pit of unending despair, those good deeds can be a bright spark in the darkness.
Now, as with any bit of wisdom you can fit on a bumper sticker, this gets interpreted in a of ways. Jekyll to Sexy, Popular Hyde. Find the things that fulfil your soul and bring you joy and let them be the center of your being. Love your life. SS Blue They're also at an age where, I think, she's more likely to be receptive, depending on how liberal she is about sex in general.
NerdLove Dr. NerdLove Store Dr. And sometimes you get a movie that does both. Which is why a little selfish selflessness can be critical. Nope, not dehumanizing at all. Get that sorted and everything else will fall into place. Share Pin 2. Recent Comments SS Blue They're also at an age where, I think, she's more likely to be receptive, depending on how liberal she is about sex in general. And plenty of people go on dates with people that they don't know at all.
After all, that's how Yes, you do run the risk of blowing up the friendship. She could feel uncomfortable if she doesn't have sexual feelings for you I mean hormones right? That doesn't mean that they're going to date their best friend. Also, most people are just people, they're fine. They're largely decent and kind and loves puppies and small children, they just Nerds and Male Privilege. When Masculinity Fails Men. Tags abusive relationships ask dr.Single and dont want to be
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