Episode 12: I love myself

“I love myself,” are wise words from a wise man named Kendrick Lamar. That was the inspiration for the title of this show and the inspiration behind this week’s episode with Joleen. We talk about being an individual and why it’s important to be on your own whether or not you are in a relationship.

I don’t mean to generalize, but it seems like a lot of people think it’s weird to be alone or if they see someone alone then that means they’re unhappy. On the contrary, it’s two different things: being alone versus being lonely.*

Being alone is much different than being lonely. And being alone can have some benefits such as “stimulating creativity and even improve our attention span,” (Medical Daily Pulse). Of course the point of this isn’t to encourage people to isolate themselves, but rather to embrace the time they have to themselves if they are not with others and to not feel ashamed of it. We make people think that they have to be in a relationship all the time, when in actuality it’s not always healthy if you do not know how to be on your own. Because whether we want to or not, we will not always have someone there for us. We need to know how to be comfortable in our own skin and to truly love yourself, before someone can love you for you.

Lastly, we discuss starting a relationship long distance and our two sense on whether or not it can work and what it takes to make one work.

Check it on the Soundcloud and see what you think!

*Source: http://www.medicaldaily.com/pulse/being-alone-vs-being-lonely-psychological-effects-social-isolation-human-species-344050

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