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The Surprising Reasons Men Are Choosing To Spend The Holidays Alone

Not everyone gets the picture-perfect holidays huddled with their loved ones around a Christmas tree, sipping on hot chocolate. Some for either circumstantial or desired reasons, chose to spend the holidays on. The following men are actually looking forward be alone this holiday season and not for the reasons that you would think.

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Celebrating Divorce

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"Honestly I'm excited. My wife of ten years dumped me about two months ago but agreed to let me stay with the kids until New Year. Went from horribly depressed to outright over the moon, and now can't wait to get my own place, work on myself and become the best dad I can be to my kids.

Moving back to where my family are, next to the sea, and the thought of being able to be 'me' without worrying about upsetting the ex somehow is resulting in a weird and wonderful feeling I haven't had in a long time." - mintysambo / Reddit

This man thought that he would never be able to be happy again, but the holiday season reminded him of who he was without his partner. It gave him the freedom to be who he wants to be without worrying about how it affected someone else.

Releasing Melancholy

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For over a decade I was an alchemist of melancholy. Until I realized it was rather an addiction to pain. I was self-sabotaging until I realized I was more frightened of success than of failure.

It's about self-development through knowing yourself and actively cleaning and constructing the pathway to your genuine self with full awareness. It's a long road. But it's worth it. The most important ingredient: become active, become the lead role in your story. Don't be like a secondary character. You're the director and protagonist." - vianvoleur / Reddit

The holidays tend to be full of life. Lights decorate the streets, and homes are busy with guests. This time can be a wake-up call that gets you to ask: "what is your source of energy?" You'll find out the hard way that energy is harvested within yourself and that it's others who might be draining it. This means that sometimes it's better to be alone on Christmas but full of energy than surrounded by people who drain it.

Happiness Is Found Inwards

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"I'm working. I'm satisfied. I got a job. Got warm clothes. I'm hydrated. Probably going to eat some waffles later so that's nice. Life is good. I'm content." - Dilostilo / Reddit

The easiest path to happiness is gratitude. If you're always coming from a place of lack, pitying yourself for being alone or wishing that you had more, you'll never truly appreciate what you have. That means that even if you were surrounded by people and gifts during the holidays you would fail to appreciate that. Be grateful for where you're at and you'll surprise yourself with how happy it can make you.

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No Forced Smiles

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​"No forced social activities, no questioning of my reclusive tendencies, hours of video games, lots of sports on, city is quiet and unusually clean." - ninohero/ Reddit

Holiday dinners have turned into political debates and interrogations when they're not full of gossips and shallow conversation. There's only so much you can say to extended family members you only really see once a year. Why bother subjecting yourself to the scrutiny of others when you can be alone, protecting your self-esteem and feeling confident in your choices?

Helping Others

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"I'm spending it alone because I work in a hospital. My mom dropped off some Xmas food and presents yesterday and I had a decent meal. Will have it again today too!" - Bigyeetus6 / Reddit

The world can't entirely shut down just because it's Christmas. Many still have to work to keep it going, namely those who work in hospitality and emergency services. This doesn't make them any less deserving to be spending the holidays in good company and shows their selflessness as they're willing to put others before themselves

Serving A Greater Purpose

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"Deployed to the Middle East again and spending my 5th Christmas out here but I'm surrounded by good dudes and they made us an awesome dinner so it's certainly not my worst Christmas. Miss my family and friends but that just makes the Christmases I get at home all the more special."

For some, what matters more on Christmas day is what makes the biggest impact all other 364 days of the year. The holidays come down to just a big dinner and some presents on an assigned day. Some of the men on this list are on a journey towards something bigger that makes an impact not just during the holidays but for the whole remainder of their lives.

Are You Still Searching for Your Purpose?

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Are you still searching for your life purpose? Remember that your purpose extends beyond the holiday season. ap into the 4,000-year-old science of Numerology and find out what it can reveal about you.

Tthe numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about who you truly are and what is hiding in your subconscious.

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Uplifting

The World's Oldest Person Just Turned 119, But What's Fascinating Is How She Spends Her Days

The oldest person in the world just recently celebrated her 119th birthday in a nursing home in southwestern Japan. Now if you're picturing an immobile old lady who does nothing bt spend her days in bed, think again. This woman may be at the end of her days, but she is still full of life.

The way that she spends her every day should be an inspiration to all of us that we're never too old to put in the effort everyday to live it to the fullest. After all, what's the point in living if we don't actually feel alive? Here's how she does it.

She Has Watched The Whole World Change

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When you've lived almost a century and a quarter long, you're bound to probably feel like you're in your own science fiction movie by the end. The world has drastically changed over the years. When Kane Tanaka was born, in 1903 in Japan, life was much simpler. This was the same year that the Wright brothers powered their first flight. Kane grew up around her nine siblings before she married a rice shop owner when she turned 19 years old.

Since then she has lived through wonders including two world wars, two pandemics, the rise of technologies, and more life changes than we could possibly imagine.

Today, Her Routine Is Quite Unique

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​Just because she has lived a long and meaningful life, doesn't mean that she's done living each day to the fullest. What's really fascinating about Kane's long life is the way that she chooses to live every day.

It turns out that even at her nursing home, Kane wakes up every morning bright and early at 6 a.m. and spends part of her day studying mathematics. She keeps her mind sharp and alert by spending the day solving number puzzles and playing board games. She has gotten so good at this that in 2019, she became an expert in the game of Othello, a strategy board game, even beating the nursing home's younger staff.

She Has Broken New Records

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Kane is now part of the Guinness World Records and has been since turned 117 and became Japan's oldest living person. On her birthday, Guinness even tweeted her a happy birthday and shared a video of her from 2019, when she was officially given the title.

Unfortunately, while Kane has adapted to much of the modern world, she hasn't made it as far as setting her own Twitter account to reply. Nonetheless, everyone who saw the tweet was inspired by her will to live as well as the way she chooses to live.

She's Got The Right Attitude

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Tanaka sounds like a delightful woman who emits all kinds of positive vibes. Her personality exceeds her intelligence and love for math because just like the average person, Tanaka also shares a strong love for fizzy drinks and chocolate. In fact, when she was gifted a box of chocolates during her Guinness ceremony, someone asked her how many chocolates she wanted to eat, she replied, "100." And why shouldn't she? When you've lived that long there is no reason not to indulge and maximize life's little pleasures.

Tanaka carried the same attitude when she was crowned Japan's oldest person at 117 and celebrated with a coke. Tanaka's positivity is radiant and comes across in all her gestures. When she was sent flowers on Respect for the Aged Day, she expressed her gratitude by making a peace sign.

Maybe Chocolate Is The Key

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Tanaka has another three years to go until she breaks the all-time record for the oldest person that has lived, which right now is held by Jeanne Louise Calment from France, who lived to 122 years. Currently, she holds the record for the world's oldest currently living person since Jeanne has since passed.

What's interesting about these two women is their love for their chocolate. They say that Jeanne ate two pounds of chocolate a week! Could chocolate be the new fountain of youth? The answer is probably in how these two women carried themselves in their youth and the way they're able to see the good in the everyday. However, Japan is known to hold one of the longevity rates in the world which have increased significantly in the last 60 years.

How Much Longer Do You Have left?

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​No matter how old or young you are in this moment, you are still alive for a reason. Make every moment count, have no regrets. Live every day to the fullest and find within it a reason to be happy. If you're still looking for a purpose, take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what your universe has to say about you right now.

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