7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Living Alone

7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Living Alone

It is entirely an individual’s choice whether one wants to marry and ‘settle down’ or wants to spend the rest of his/her life alone. Even if it is not about one’s whole life, for some period of our lives, most of us prefer and choose to live alone. Living alone comes with its own package of advantages and disadvantages. Listed below are 7 facts you should know about living alone.

1. No scuffles with family members

When you are living alone, you can forget altogether all those fights with your mother, brother, sister, wife, and anybody else at home, for apparently no reason at all! There will be no more unnecessary misunderstandings and futile scuffles, for there will be no one else at home except you. Though some people are of the opinion that these fights are, in fact, good and brings you closer to your family, there is nothing better than being able to avoid them totally.

2. No rules to follow

There are no rules you need to follow when you are alone. A disciplined life is one thing, and living life following rules set down by somebody else is another. You will no longer have to follow rules like being back at home by a particular hour. You get the liberty to form and live by your own rules, and it is now entirely up to you how you live your life and what you make of it.

3. Minimal expenditure, lots of savings

When you live alone, your expenses are minimal. Of course, you do not have to spend money on anything else other than yourself when you live alone. The one huge advantage is that you are richer than what you would have been had you been married or had dependent family members living with you. You will also save a lot more money for your future.

4. Unlimited entertainment

There is no one to stop you from watching TV all day or lie on the sofa and read books endlessly. You can now drink till late night while watching your favorite soccer game and listen to music at full volume. The scope of entertaining yourself you get by living alone is plenty – almost unlimited.

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