Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Quirky Alone

Just added the link - see to the right? - to the
Quirky Alone website.

Definition of a Quirkaloner?

Quirkyalone: noun/adj.
A person who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and generally prefers to be alone rather than dating for the sake of being in a couple. With unique traits and an optimistic spirit; a sensibility that transcends relationship status.

"Relationship" in this context refers to what we normally consider romance. There are other kind of relationships - friendship & kinship - but they take up different dynamics. Not that they are in any way less important.

Romantic relationship is supposed to enrich our lives. But the irony these days is that too many people mistake romance - with its taken-for-granted conclusion towards marriage and babydom - as the ULTIMATE GOAL OF LIFE.

Poo. *Sticks out middle finger*

I think that's sad. When have we come to these pathetic assumptions of our existence? Marriage and romance are wonderful things. But they are wonderful only when they add-on to an already rich life.

Somewhere in the midst of an industrial age, our attitudes to relationships turned utilitarian. We somehow deem friendships inferior to romance & marriage. Sad.

You are not lonely because of the absence of a relationship. You are lonely because of who you choose to be. And let's face it, if you're not capable of making yourself happy, there's no way you can make someone else happy either. Learn first, to be happy. After that, extend that to the people that cross your path.

Each and everyone of us, ultimately is alone. But being alone, does not equate to loneliness. It only is so, if you want it to be.

Our lives are the best things that ever happened to us.

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