I've been celibate for two years now.
As such for two years I have not had to deal with all of the stress and/or emotional issues associated with meeting, courting, dating, bedding, engaging, marrying and cohabitating with women.
Nor have I found myself in any situation that might lead me to experience rejection, scorn, entrapment, shame, false accusations or any other abuses initiated by women.
You see, Even my platonic interpersonal relationships with women are non-existent. Since, I am not shy about expressing my opinions with anyone, no matter what their gender or views, women tend not to hang around me for very long.
So, Aside from female family members I do not deal with women at all. Which is how I intend it. In every measureable way I am better for it.
For two years I have awarded myself peace of mind.
Without the endless cackling of a malignantly narcisisstic sociopath ringing in my ear I was able to clearly hear my inner voice.
More importantly I had been listening and responding.
For as long as I can remember, I had ignored his pleas for justice.
I had disreguarded him and banished him to the deep recesses of the prison that was my mind.
But the lock had been broken and he was free.
His voice no longer silenced by delusion, we conversed and argued constantly.
Every argument was tested against its opposite, every thought expressed and judged for merit.
All conflicts were engaged untill definitive clarity had manifested.
Unified we had become in our resolve to arrive at the truth, and the truth we had found.
Though, alone we believed ourselves to be, in the prison of my mind, we were not.
The prison, we discovered, was at maximum capacity.
And the gates had swung open.
No longer encased behind the walls of cognitive dissonance each voice could reverberate with precise measure.
Every thought was expressed and given due scrutiny.
The many grains of falsehood sifted out by the screen of logical reason until all but the large stones of truth remained.
For two years we had been tirelessly working to sheer off every rotting branch of logical fallacy and are now left only to travel a singular path toward righteous clarity.
As a ghost, you may remain tethered to this plane of existence. Bound by your shackled mind to this false world, you may indeed haunt the living.
But you need not.
You can ascend beyond the walls of lies and deceit.
You can be more.