As an adult, do you like walking alone or walking with people? I love walking alone. In fact, I prefer it.
It’s the best time for me to muse, meditate, and wonder. Walking alone is like a chance to meet your inner friend who awaits in your shadow.
Walking alone is great but sometimes having a companion for great conversation makes it even better and you also need others to walk with you through life… Let me give you reasons.
Walking with a friend, family or anyone is safer. Let’s be honest and realistic, the world has never been a safe place and incidentally, living neither. Anything can happen anywhere. There is strength in numbers and should anything bad happen to either one of you, you have better odds of being okay. It’s safer to walk through life with others
Walking with others is supportive; there is an old Zambian proverb that says; “When you run alone, you run fast. But when you run together, you run far.” Life is not a 50-yard dash, it’s a marathon!
The only way you’re going to finish the race well and not burn out is by having other people involved in your life through meaningful relationships.
Walking with people is also smarter because you learn more by walking with others than you do by yourself.
There is nothing wrong in walking alone too. It’s very much normal and great for health. Some people are afraid people will judge them and they will feel anxious. If eye contact with other people makes you anxious. It’s one of the reason why some people uses sunglasses while walking alone.
You know we owe ourselves some time alone.
In some cities, it’s considered weird to walk alone and you will probably get mocked by random teenagers and men for no reason. What’s wrong in walking alone?
It’s very normal, sometimes, it’s good to be on your own and reflect on what is going on in your life. You could discover that you can prioritise better. You could discover that life has a greater plan for you that you’re not seeing because you’re too involving in other people’s problem.
It’s good to allow our minds to wander without consideration of others if only for a short time.
Sometimes company is nice, but sometimes alone is just the thing. Both types of walk gives me immense enjoyment and fulfilment!