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When I was young I focused on work wanting to save money thinking I could find someone once I'd done that. When I was ready, most already had "someone" and others "weren't interested". With time, age, looks & "Covid Rules" working against me, doubt I'll ever find someone. Now all i see each day is "happy couples" everywhere I go (transit, stores, malls, along the streets) while I go home to an empty house. Wish I'd spent more time looking for someone when I was younger instead of wasting it on working.

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Mchappy

Jan 11, 2022 at 6:58pm

For every happy couple you see there are plenty of others that are unhappy. And for every young loved up couple, there are others who regret getting married or in a committed relationship so early. I'm no relationship expert, in fact, I've pretty much failed in that regard, but don't give up. Looks are a bonus, but anyone worth their salt would care about your heart, your mind, your character, Covid be damned.

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who saw who

Jan 11, 2022 at 8:21pm

Who says we have to couple up? If you are self sufficient, have few hobbies, enough confidence and love your self. You can still enjoy life on your own.
Now that you made enough money, you’re all set, no financial worries. Just enjoy yourself.
I don’t have money and I really enjoy life. My life is simple though.

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People find love..

Jan 11, 2022 at 8:46pm

..at every age. It's never too late.

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Anonymous

Jan 11, 2022 at 10:15pm

COVID-19 is a perfect example why young people should get out and live their best years to their fullest. You just never know what's around the corner. Some people are working for their retirement, only to get diagnosed with cancer. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I didn't believe it was a real thing until I got it and, it's real, I'm sorry to say. I'm so glad I went out and travelled the world and didn't waste my best years in Vancouver, working for my retirement and looking for love.

To those young people reading this, I need to tell you, Vancouver isn't normal. Canadians are reserved generally, but Vancouverites are aloof and unfriendly. I won't get into why, but do a search and there are blog posts and articles asking why with some answers. It makes for making friends really difficult. When this thing blows over, just leave this city, and you will find it so much easier to meet people elsewhere. It's remarkable really, you will be taken aback on how easy it is. I've always said, no one under 40 should live in Vancouver. Not only is Vancouver too dull for young people, but as I said, there's something wrong with the culture.

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Don’t be too down

Jan 11, 2022 at 10:23pm

It’s worse wanting someone who has no interest in you. I wish I was more focused on work. Things don’t always work out the way you’d hoped.

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I'm the opposite

Jan 11, 2022 at 11:51pm

and I wish I had never gotten into relationships (just dates) and had focused on getting a career (& travelling) instead.

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The periods in my life

Jan 12, 2022 at 2:17am

when I was at my happiest or my unhappiest don't correspond to whatever my relationship status was at the time.
Took me half my life to learn that, for me at least, happiness doesn't come from some external source or from another person.

For me, it's all about how much kindness, warmth and goodwill I'm radiating outwards to the rest of the world. That makes me happy, and I generally get the same kind of energy coming back to me.

The times when I've radiated cynicism, coldness and shit out to the world, that's what came back. And boy, was I good at radiating shit...

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Don’t beat yourself up

Jan 12, 2022 at 4:48am

You’re not responsible… a bunch of grownups are playing an adult game of cooties. So again, don’t worry. This will soon be over. Take care.

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Luke

Jan 12, 2022 at 10:24am

Coffee?

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I figured out long ago

Jan 12, 2022 at 3:23pm

that romantic relationships were not for me, and at 60 the hormones are no longer in charge. Yet women are still smiling at me and indicating interest. Dress attractively, hold your head up and go out for a walk in the park or to a gourmet burger place. The results may surprise you.

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