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The Emptiness of Me, Myself, and I

Last edited 19th May 2016

The Emptiness of Me, Myself, and I

I like G-Eazy's recent hit "Me, Myself, and I" as much as the next person. It's catchy, fun, and, at first listen, seems to contain a message I'm all about.

I've been rocking the single life for a solid 24 years now, with a few brief moments of dating sprinkled in there, so belting along the single-pride hook with Bebe Rexha has happened more than a couple times.

"Wooo it’s just me, myself, and I,
Solo ride until I die
'Cause I got me for life
Oh I don’t need a hand to hold
Even when the night is cold
I got that fire in my soul"

When this song first came out awhile back, and I tried to master G-Eazy's sick rhymes, I found I could relate to the lyrics and started to embrace the basic gist of what this song is about:

I can handle life on my own.

I don't need anyone but myself.

I'm going to look out for me and only me... buy the things I want, go where I want to go, do the things I want to do.

I don't have anyone in my life to hold me down.

Full disclosure: this initially seems like a great proposition to me! There's something very attractive about the freedom that comes with being a single person. That freedom though, while it is very good in facilitating personal growth and self-discovery outside of a relationship, can at times (at least in my experience), lead to an attitude of bitterness towards relationships, rooted in a selfishness that can make it very difficult to love freely and authentically.

Let me explain... Being single, I've found myself with a whole host of exciting and wonderful opportunities. I can literally do whatever I want. I can go on solo road trips and explore new places, go to my favorite bands' concerts, visit my best friend in Minnesota, hit up spontaneous dinners with friends, see the movies I want to see, turn my phone off and binge watch Netflix without feeling ashamed, etc. I also have the freedom to talk to or date anyone that I want.

In other words, I'm not tied down by any one person so I can do what I want.

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