04/01/2015 11:40 am ET | Updated May 31, 2015

14 Reasons Why Living Alone Can Be Joyous

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Answer by Howie Reith, singer, entrepreneur


Oh yes, very.

  1. You go to the kitchen sink, and there aren't someone else's dishes in it.

  • You go to do laundry, and you don't have to wait for someone else's clothes.
  • You look at your carpet, and there aren't someone else's footprints on it.
  • When you invite friends over, you don't need to ask permission.
  • When you have sex, you can be as loud as you want.
  • When you get your utilities bill, you aren't paying for anyone else.
  • When you wake up to go to the bathroom, you don't have to put on clothes.
  • If you want a pet, you don't have to worry about another person's allergies.
  • No one ever eats your food.
  • No one else takes up space in the cabinets and refrigerator.
  • No one else breaks any of your glasses or china.
  • No one is using the bathroom when you need to get ready for work in the morning.
  • You never have to intervene when your roommate is beating his girlfriend.
  • When you know the things that you aren't dealing with, every moment of living alone is joyous.
  • Note: I guess folks are thinking the [thirteenth] was a joke in poor taste. I wish it were. That was a real issue I had to deal with.

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