"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude." -Thoreau. Why are people so afraid of being alone? For the most part, I am far more lonely when I am with people than when I am with myself. It’s not a bad thing to want to be with yourself instead of with others. People always complain about being "bored" but that is a rare feeling for me, the few times I do get bored are when I’m in a class I’d rather not be in. I am never bored outside of class. When I’m at school, I don’t like going to the cafeteria at lunch and eating with other people. I’d much rather be in the library eating and reading, or eating and studying. I spend 100% of my breaks at the library, it’s like my second home. I find socializing mentally draining most of the time (unless we are friends) and I’m a major introvert, I rarely talk to anyone unless they talk to me first. I’ve always been a quiet person and I enjoy silence. I know so many people who are afraid to be alone, who hate being with their thoughts and always need to be doing something or going somewhere or being with someone. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I am the exact opposite; I would rather be in my bed than at a bar and I’d rather go for a walk than go to the movies. It is not selfish to want to be alone and take time for yourself, it is not rude to turn down invitations to social situations you don’t want to be in. Even though I am alone most of the time, I’m not really alone because I’m surrounded by beautiful plants, animals, insects, stars, clouds, the sun, and everything else in this world. Even though you might feel all alone you never really are. "You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle." It truly is miraculous, it’s not a bad thing to be alone and even though you may feel alone, you never are. ✨💚
In Ontario, CA this racist white lady who was running for city council in Fontana recorded and posted a video where she approached a family’s house for having a mexican flag in the front yard and verbally harrassed them. “Is that a mexican flag? this is america.” She told them that having that flag up was against city code and they could face fines, which the city attorney denied.