Life Of Solitude
People tend to try and put down loners stating they are "weird" or "freaks". But I know plenty of weird and freaky people who aren't loners. There is nothing bad at all about being a loner. I'm one and have no problem what-so-ever with it. I take after my dad, who was truly one himself. He was a truck driver and it was understandable for him. But for me, I'm just 24 and prefer to be alone when I go out. I do things that others my age really could care less for. I'm not one to go out to clubs at night or go to a bar and drink the night away. Suprisingly, I simplify my nights to either driving around the city or sitting at the picnic table on a caboose, yes a real caboose, outside of a railyard watching all the trains coming in and out. I just love trains. If there is anyone I interact with, it's kids at the elementary school I plan to teach at. I volunteer my afternoons there for after-school care and the kids always want me to play with them. The music I listen to is rather odd seeing that I listen to all of it. I don't listen to rap like the others my age, well, old-school rap when rapping was rapping. But I love classical, r & b, soul, gospel, country, rock, you name it, I listen to it. It all depends on my mood. My way of life, I feel, sections me off from others. Whenever my younger brother invites friends over to our house, I leave. I'm not one to be in crowds. The movies, bowling, any recreation I do alone. I'm not saying that I won't play basketball with people or maybe go to a party, I just have be in the mood for it, which I rarely am. Bowling for example I take seriously trying highten my average. But with others, it's just time to play around, do crazy things, throw a ball down the lane when it's not your turn; that aggravates me. I don't have to worry any of that when I'm alone. I don't have to hear "please change that song" when I listen to the Beach Boys or Four Tops around others my age. I get to do what I want, when I want, without the depression caused by someone else on my back. I keep a few close friends, about 3 or 4, mainly those I've known since preschool. Others, well, "hey, how you doing, good night." I can't say that I won't get married, I can't that I will, but hey, I'm only 24 giving me plenty of time to decide.