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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mentality of a single during holidays

Some of you probably has experienced what I have experienced recently, as the 2009 New Year Eve is fast approaching - the loneliness and isolation which you would otherwise not feel if Eve is not imminent. Truly, we are all social beings and with prolonged isolation we would all be looking for somewhere to belong and be a part of. That is why we humans have evolved to congregate, to socialize and to do things as a whole. And, with the advent of technology, this evolution is now taking place in the virtual world. In nature, it is often much easier and less stressful both physically and mentally to survive in a group than as an individual. This hypothesis can be easily proven by the great civilizations that only bestow upon a complex society of highly stratified and diverse social structure, which would only occur if people gather together, as compared to hunter gatherer type of foraging bands. Members of a privileged civilization are often easier to survive when it comes to enduring through life or couping with disasters; whereas, individuals often fall when it comes to the testament of time. This is sole the reason why singles like me feel a sense of isolation and loneliness during the holidays, why we frantically make phone calls minutes before the day is about to end, so the next day may end with the warm presence of friends and families. None of us are immune but some may be less sensitive than others. We all envy at those with immunity yet we know their fallacy and vulnerable entity as time surpasses.

For that, I wish you all a Happy New Year 2009, and may your dream, resolution and goal come true!

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