Yes, I know ‘singledom’ isn’t even a word but I do love what it implies. Like a kingdom, singledom for me is a state that is self-fulfilling, self-sufficient. Quite unlike the deficiency that most people seem to attach to the word ‘single’ after a certain age.
I was going to blog only about work related stuff on this one but since a lot of my readers are single by choice or single after long/short marriages, I thought this would be a really nice article/viewpoint to share. It’s on BBC viewpoints – “Why are couples so mean to single people?” I agree with the author, we definitely need more of:
Increasingly, this is what we seem to be doing: we are choosing to live alone. We need stories not about how to become couples. They are legion. We need stories about how to be single, and how to be kept amazed and awake by a joy of our own manufacture.
To me this article is much more than just a viewpoint, it’s a call to celebrate people for however they are, who ever they are, no matter what choices they have made for their lives. A call to create new legions on why the best choice you ever made was to remain single. To the mean couples, all I have to say is – Dude you are not living their life, they are… so they DO know better what works for them and what doesn’t. Respect the choice, the difference in opinion and sometimes, yes, please do mind your own business.
To all my readers and friends out there… Enjoy being you in the unique way that only ‘you’ are ‘you’ in this world 🙂