Over the recent past, many young and middle aged adults in Singapore have opted to remain single. This is because many of them are focusing on enhancing their education and careers. Others find it hard to start families due to the high financial costs of doing so. There are several financial benefits that come with being single. Here are some you would be surprised to know.
Unlike other isms that are more widely recognized, singlism (the stereotyping, stigmatizing, and discrimination against single people) is not on most people’s radar. What’s more, if they do hear about it, they often deny it or minimize it or lash out at the people who point to it. What’s going on? Here are some of the blog posts I’ve written about this. The book, Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It, is relevant, too.
Divorce is one experience that brings a mixture of feelings for an individual who is going through it. It may bring a positive result for some but for most, it has a negative impact. Anger, frustration, anxiety, misunderstanding, miscommunication, and pain are a few of the major negative energies that can steer a marriage into divorce. Couples end up realizing that a separation from each other is the only solution that can end the constant disagreements between them.
For many single people, home is where their heart is. Here’s what we know about single people buying homes, getting discriminated against in the housing market, and finding and creating interesting ways of living.
In September 2018, I was invited to participate in a lively festival of philosophy and music, “How the Light Gets In,” in London. Featured speakers included a lot of famous people and me. I gave a talk, “Single people are doing so much better than you realized: Is it because they are free?” and participated in a debate, “Love, life, and being free.” Click the links to watch the talk and the debate. I also wrote some blog posts that include some excerpts from my talk and more detailed versions of my answers to some of the questions that were discussed in the debate. They are below.