I side on the side of solitary. I like spending time alone, inside my head or listening to music or watching a movie. Part of that is habit, living alone for most of my life.
Even if I’ve enjoyed going to the bar or a restaurant with friends, there comes a time that I’ve had enough and want to retreat to the couch.
That said, there’s something to be said for people. I spent the last long weekend in New Orleans with a friend and two new friends.
Even with friends and family, I can be standoffish, there, but not there. Now and again, I engage. I probably should do more of it.
I’ve written about it before; but, when you look at people and smile more often than not they smile back. Double down and say something friendly, or better, funny, and the world is yours.
Do either or both in New Orleans and you are garonteed to have a good, good time. I had a good time.
Without going all sociological, we are meant to be around other people. You don’t get the full benefit of your time here going it alone. I need to remember that more often. Not a resolution or anything, just a thought.