This quote really resonates with me. I am single, and I am happy. I have been single for more years than I have been in committed relationships. I have my children and grandchildren, my friends and family, my health, and my work. And yet so often people who choose to remain single, like myself, are pitied for their singular nature and are thought to be incapable of sustaining marriage … as if there were something “wrong” with us. I couldn’t disagree more. I am single because I choose to be. Deep down inside I feel there is a bigger purpose for my life than merely following the social norms that others adhere to. I am 64 years old and my life is still unfolding. I appreciate my singleness more now than ever because I answer to no one. For many that would seem lonely. For me, that feels like freedom.