Living alone is depicted as sad and lonely. In the movies it is made to be detested and something to work against. That’s why, according to the media, we should all pursue marriage or any kind of relationship that ensures that we are not alone in a house. However, there are many benefits to living alone that are not well-captured by the stories we are told. If you have been yearning for that gorgeous house in SS2, go for it. Living in a big house may be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It is a worthwhile experience to have and here is why:
1. You Learn To Be Independent In A Different Way
Homes in SS2 are filled with the laughter of children and families that enjoy spending time together. While you may be able to appreciate this, living alone can give you something else– independence. This is not to say that people living together cannot be independent, but it is to say that it awards a different kind of self-awareness. Living alone ensures that you are solely responsible for yourself, and it is an experience that can reward you with growth.
2. It Gives You Solitude
If you are not much of a people-person, retreating from the crowd gives you solace, not loneliness. Solace is a much-coveted feeling that many cohabiting people wish they had. Living alone can give you this.
3. Expensive House, Yes, But Everything Else Is Cheaper
It may be expensive to own a whole house– the initial payment takes a large chunk from your wallet, but it’s alright, because you would have planned for it. Living alone allows you to buy exactly what you need for yourself– not for two or three people. Just you. And it sounds lonely to many people, but it is a comfortable way to live, especially if you understand your financial standing and cannot accommodate a person living in the house with you. You are responsible for your surroundings, meaning that if you are a neat person, you only have yourself to pick up after. It’s not a bad way to live at all!
4. Living Alone Doesn’t Make You Alone
Living alone does not mean that you are completely alone. You can just as easily invite your friends and family over for the weekend or host a party. You can still have people around you, but their presence will not be as permanent as living with somebody else who continues to invade your space. If you really want extra company, you can get a pet of some kind to keep you company when you want a furry friend like a dog, or a silent one like a fish, to be there when you arrive from work. Living alone does not equate to loneliness. It is a good way to gain introspection and appreciate your own company more.