Is It Bad That We Prefer Spending Our Time Alone?

So it’s Saturday night and everyone’s talking about hitting the town. Would you rather stay at home with a cuppa and a good book or do you get all dressed up and head out with your friends? We all know that cancelled plans result in victory dancing because the idea of staying in and missing any kind of social gathering sounds amazing. Cancelled plans are the best type of plans. You’re not classed as the loner or the boring one and what’s even better…you don’t spend a single penny.

Admit it, we all prefer talking online whether it’s to friends, collegues or potential boyfriends. There’s no need to leave the house when you have everything you need located inside your phone right? Well apparently you’re a bit of a genius if you do.

As reported by Stylist, according to Satoshi Kanazawa, of the London School of Economics, and Norman Li, of Singapore Management University, measured the amount of happiness within 15,000 people with varying IQ levels experienced, when socialising with friends compared to spending time alone. Basically the people who preferred time alone had the highest IQ.

But all that science stuff out of the way it still comes down to the fact most of us prefer being alone. This may be a mixture of less drama, socialising from a distance or just the fact that you can do whatever you want to. Either way the idea that people like talking to others from a distance feels like times are changing from when we used to knock on people’s houses to play or to catch up without the use of phones. Before we know it we’re all going to become virtual. Virtual friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, mother, daughter, son. Everything is going to be online and the thought of people, books, workers, magazines and so much more are only going to exist on your computer. Well it seems as if we’re already half way there.

What do you think?


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