It is well known that friends are important to our happiness. But recent research suggests that being unsocial is not something we should worry about because spending more time alone actually brings more benefits than we think.
We believe that not having friends is better than having toxic friends and that spending time alone is crucial to our well-being.
Spending Time Alone Can Boost Your Creativity
Constant interacting with someone can distract your thoughts and hinder your brainstorming attempts for new ideas. On the other hand, alone time allows your creativity to flourish and stimulate your imagination.
This helps turn off background noise and makes you more aware of your own thoughts.
It Helps You See Things Differently
Spending time with other people can reveal your different personality traits. And while mirroring someone’s behavior can help you bond with your friends, it can throw off your self-awareness a bit.
Sometimes, to make your friends feel more comfortable, you may forget to think or worry about your own needs and feelings.
In these moments, it will be more difficult for you to be fully present at any given moment, which can influence you to see things from a different perspective.
Having fewer or no friends can sometimes allow you to be more in tune with yourself and experience things as you really see them.
Forcing A Friendship Won’t Benefit You At All
Feeling pressure to befriend people with whom you don’t have much in common and who don’t care about your needs and interests can cause you anxiety.
Forced socialization means you lose valuable time alone with yourself and can make you feel bad at the end of the day.
Having A Well-developed Sense Of Self Helps Us Make Better Choices In Life
Not spending quality time with me can often make it difficult to know exactly what you want out of life. And so, carried out by other people and circumstances, you may end up struggling to make your own decision or any other option.
Do you agree that we should not maintain friendships at all costs? Would you rather be alone if you knew it would help you in the long run?