“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were…Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness…They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law.” Justice Anthony Kennedy – on legalizing same-sex marriages
I, a single person feel about as comfortable with the statement as a witch in Salem.
“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence!”
— Carl Sagan, Astronomer
“Absence of Evidence is insufficient evidence to prove the proposition be either true or false, or Arguments that appeal to ignorance rely merely on the fact that the veracity of the proposition is not disproven to arrive at a definite conclusion.”
Condemned to loneliness for being single seems absurd, yet the populace has created this mystical illusion of normalcy whereas being married or with a partner is the crown jewel, the end all to be all to happiness and that blissful euphoric state of existence. I have been single, in relationships and even married, all have offered opportunities to discover different levels of happiness. To express one is better than the other really is more a concept of perception and how each individual perceives their happiness based on cultural, community and educational upbringing. Which brings me to the whole point of this runaway monologue, why do people insist on asking if I am dating, when was the last time I was on a date, why am I not dating, are you alone, where is your husband, do you have children? You see these questions bothered me, it is as if I am living my life wrong, it is not that I am living my life wrong, it is that the person asking the question is only seeing their version of harmony. There is no need for annoyance, they are expressing their values, and I too like to throw out my thoughts and opinions. So thank you people for asking the questions, I have unleashed the bothersome demon from its cage, and can now answer your questions with a smile on my face, no I am not dating, I am enjoying the opportunities singlehood has to offer.
(p.s. the bottle of wine for now remains all mine, a little fermented bliss now and than is a good thing)
Happiness therefore is the ability to find happiness in all types of circumstances.