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From Our Readers: How to Be Single and Happy

Sometimes, being alone makes us realize a lot of things and appreciate life even more.
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Everyone thought being single and happy at the same time takes a lot of work. The truth is, it's really not—well, based on my experience. It really has to begin from somewhere, like accepting the mere fact that you're single. Being sad or crying about it won't help anything at all. Whining about it won't turn back time and won't give you a boyfriend in a blink of an eye, so don't drain yourself with such foolish acts.

I've been single for almost a year now, and I don't even see myself dating or being in a relationship any time soon. I'm still enjoying my single life, and I'm patiently waiting for the right person, the right time, and the right place for love.

So how do you stay single and happy? All you have to do is to look at everything in a positive way. Maybe your relationship ended because that is not yet the love story for you; you're not meant to be. That's just the way it is. God is probably writing the best and perfect love story for you. All you have to do is wait and trust Him.

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Maybe your relationship ended because that is not yet the love story for you; you're not meant to be.

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When you're single, you can talk to a lot of guys and hang with them. No one's going to ask you who that person is or tell you that you're off limits and you can't talk to him.  No one's going to tell you that because you're free, you're single.

When you're single you can save all your money for the things you want to get yourself. You can go shopping whenever you feel like it. You can buy tons of things, like your favorite clothes, food, books, and other things you like. You can go places and see a part of the world.

Sometimes, being alone makes us realize a lot of things and appreciate life even more.

If you're just like me and you have guy best friends, you don't have to worry about anything. Because again, no one's going to get jealous and question why you're talking to them. You can chill and talk to them like you normally would.

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Make the most out of your single life. Get to know yourself a little bit more, because that will make you stronger and wiser the next time you find love. Don't rush things. You're alone right now because of a great reason. Remember that the things you get instantly somehow vanish in a snap of a finger. Aim for something worth keeping in a relationship because at the end of the day, it'll be worth the wait. That, I promise you.

You're alone right now because of a great reason. Remember that the things you get instantly somehow vanish in a snap of a finger.

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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.

Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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