hat is perfection? Is it a fallacy or is it a flat line, a plateau-like state that lacks the excitement of change? Generally I believe it is both, but at this point I feel it is more of the latter. Why, you wonder? Let me elaborate. While reading the feature ‘Single and happy’ on page 24, I was struck by the new findings on singledom. According to the experts mentioned in the article, all those who are single lead happy, fulfilling lives, are able to achieve their goals and hence are less likely to suffer from negative emotions. Since single people are the cause and effect of their own mental and emotional state and are not dependent on anybody else to reach another level of being, they fit into the stencil of perfection that we just discussed. Simple, or is it not?
Strong single women are not faced with any kind of emotional VOID, waiting for a significant other to come by and FILL it with his EXALTED presence. Their strengths make them the drivers of their DESTINY
Well, rhetorically speaking, yes. As the women interviewed in the feature prove, they are not faced with any kind of emotional void, waiting for a significant other to come by and fill it with his exalted presence. For these women their strengths make them the drivers of their destiny and allow them to believe that happiness does not come with the crutches of a relationship. They are the yin as well as the yang of their lives.
While I have great admiration for these women, do I think singledom is the preferred state to be? With the jury still out on that, I’d say my vote goes for happiness, your relationship status notwithstanding.
Until next week,