Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Maybe so but I'd never lived alone until around the turn of the century. I finally decided "sod this!" and I haven't looked back since :)
I think there's a lot of nonsense in the media that gives the impression that if we aren't in other people's bloody pockets every minute of the day that we'll be unhappy and unhealthy and and poorer and die early etc. Solitude is underrated IMO.
I agree with you there. I live a fairly solitary life, though: Mr Madge and I work together, and the office is at home. We live in the arse end of nowhere: if I didn't have the horses, I might easily not see another soul for days on end. I do enjoy my own company (I'm extremely entertaining, of course) but I think a lot also depends on whether you choose to be alone, or have solitude forced upon you.