One facet of life is to socialize and make new friends. We meet, we greet, we talk and then if something clicks, we become friends..Sometimes the best of friends. So much that you can complete each other’s sentences before the other even finishes it. The kind of friendship that inspires awe and jealousy in equal measure.
But there will come a time when you are forced to part ways..Either by fate or by your own choices. Whether that parting is a pleasant or unpleasant one is a story for another time and another day. But when that time, will you be prepared for it??
Are you strong enough to face that void in your heart left by your friend?
Are you strong enough to move forward without withering into a husk of your lesser self?
Are you strong enough to say “I’m fine” without a shadow of a doubt?
Cause there will come a time when there will be no one by your side..When all those people you called friends will leave you one by one..When your loved ones are separated either by fate or by choice..When your parents, that one final pillar of support, will be no more on this world..
So, this is my two cents for today..
Learn to be a loner..
Now you might be thinking, “Uh, the most prudent advice would to be learn to socialize..What on earth are you talking about?”
Not to say that you shouldn’t depend on others.. But don’t be so dependent on them that you feel powerless and helpless in this world without them..
Yes, no one on this world can go on like a goddamn island..But ultimately, you might want to reduce your dependence on them bit by bit..
So when the chips fall down and you feel like the odds are against you, you can dust it off and keep moving forward..So that you can move forward without the help of any crutch..So that you can stare adversity in the face and say
“Is that all you got??”
Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.