Eating alone, living alone, crying alone. These are just a few instances when being alone looked sad to some. Guess what? A recent study just revealed it’s normal – at least for some people!
If you actually like eating lunch alone or if you’re quite content with being the invisible fifth wheel with your coupled BFFs, then you’re probably very smart, says a study published by researchers from the Singapore Management University.
In the study posted by the World Economic Forum, the researchers gathered information from more than 15,000 individuals. Their research participants aged 18 to 28 gave information about about how intelligent they are and how satisfied they are with their lives. They also stated where they lived, how dense the population was in their area, and how social relationships made them feel.
The results showed that in general, nobody like huge groups. It also revealed that those with less intelligence feel the negative effects of huge crowds more. Consequently, the smarter ones enjoy work and adapt better with crowds.
The study also notes that consequently, the results reverse when they talked about being with friends. For the not-so-smart ones, association with friends is a positive thing.
Those who are considered to be really smart, however, find happiness in being alone.
“More intelligent individuals experience lower life satisfaction with more frequent socialization with friends.”
It could be for any reason, but it doesn’t necessarily mean being sad. If anything, it comes with a lot of perks most of us actually need.
Being alone is good for relaxing and recharging the brain.
Constantly socializing — online or otherwise — can be very tiring. Being alone solves that by letting your mind flit from thought to thought, process your experiences, and start with a clean slate.
Being alone trains your creativity and survival instincts.
Solitude teaches independence and creativity. When you’re alone, you won’t have time to panic at every problem because you’re on your own. You’ll be more resourceful, and you would develop a knack for creatively solving things.
Being alone gives you time for introspection and self-appreciation.
It’s pretty hard to think about yourself when you’re in the company of other people. If anything, it’s pretty hard to do any thinking at all. Being in solitude solves that for you. You’ll have time to reflect on your goals and assess where you are. It gives you time to take a good, hard look at yourself too.
So indulge in the quiet; you’ll be better for it.
Hindu Man Mistakenly Eats Beef, Begs Supermarket For Tickets To India For Cleansing
The supermarket sold the man a package of beef that was mislabeled as lamb.
One of the most well-known facts about Hinduism is that cows are sacred to the religion. Unfortunately for one Hindu man, he mistakenly ate beef that was labeled as 'lamb'. Now he is begging the supermarket that sold him the meat to pay for his flights to India so he can be cleansed after breaking his vow.
Jaswinder Paul of Blenheim, New Zealand purchased a package of lamb roast from the local Countdown supermarket. Although he cooked and ate the meat without any thought, it has since been revealed that the package of beef was mislabeled. Paul was horrified when he realized that he had eaten beef since the purification process is a difficult one.
Cows are sacred to Hindus.
Video Shows Man ‘Sleeping’ In His Tesla Car Going 75mph
“Dude is straight snoozing going 75mph on the interstate, letting his @Tesla do the work.”
A video posted on Twitter has recently been catching the attention of netizens everywhere. In the said footage, one man can be seen sleeping in his Tesla car, putting total trust in the vehicle as it ran at about 75mph in full autopilot mode.
The original clip was shared online by Twitter user Seth Blake who, understandably, was shocked by what he witnessed on the California interstate.
People Share Heartwarming Stories Of Strangers Doing Random Acts Of Kindness
#5 is truly heroic!
We can always expect our loved ones to do nice things for us. However, some of the best acts of kindness actually come from complete strangers. One netizen asked people about the kindest thing a stranger has done to them and the internet responded with truly heartwarming stories.
It all started when Twitter user Nicole Cliffe posted a random question. Nicole herself had her own story to tell. When her airsick baby puked on her pants when they were on a plane, a flight attendant lent Nicole a pair of yoga pants.
Sometimes strangers can be the kindest people we encounter.