Is One Really A Lonely Number?

Christmas, New Year’s Day, it’s a festive season! How do you recharge your batteries? Has it got to do with whether you are an introvert or an extrovert? Do you feel the need to conform to the popular, conventional way of celebration or prefer to do your own things of your own free will? The fact is there’s no rule book on how to spend your holidays, it’s a free time after all.

At work, I’m surrounded by colleagues and business associates most of the time. There’re plenty of opportunities for interactions either through face-to-face or online. It’s a job that keeps me on my toes. At home though, it’s a different story. By choice I run my personal life at a much slower pace involving no more than myself and my fury kid. The concept of solitude has been like a private haven taking me far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In my creativity process, I think alone, I read alone and I write alone. I’m alone, solo, 100% present and fully engaged. Loneliness is the last thing on my mind.

Now, the question of Is one really a lonely number? My answer is: Not at all. Then what is a lonely number? In my opinion, zero is. Loneliness is best described as a state of mind commonly derived from a behavioral response in which case one can be either alone or not. Before we tackle the notion of loneliness, perhaps one single step that everyone can take is to let go of a misconception or an assumption that one is a lonely number…

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