Millennials have a problem- they don’t know how to be alone.

We’re connected to people all the time. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, the works. No, it’s not a bad thing. You’re constantly in touch with people around you, what’s bad about that? But in the midst of always being with each other, we’ve sort of forgotten how to be alone. And that’s the problem.

No, I’m not going on a rant about how we need to do a social detox, disconnect with the world, blah blah blah. It’s unnecessary, really. But what we really need to do is be with ourselves, all while being around people. Talk, meet, socialize, party, do everything you like doing with people. But learn that you can, sometimes, do these things alone as well. You don’t constantly need someone to have a good time.

We’re in a constant need to love, in a constant need of lust. But here’s the thing- you don’t actually need to be with someone to validate your existence. It’s okay if you haven’t had a boy to love in a year. It’s okay if you haven’t boned a girl in a couple of months. Surprise surprise! You’re gonna survive despite all that too. Might as well save the effort of being hard on yourself for all this time. Watch that movie alone. Go for a dinner date with yourself. Tell yourself that you love you before sleeping. It’s really not that difficult, you know.

The only person who cares about you, is you. If you find someone who feels the same way, you’re lucky to have them. If you don’t, it’s okay, you’re lucky to have yourself. Not everyone gets you, do they?



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