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I Am a Loner

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    Best Vacation

    My favorite vacation is to drive away, find a cheap-but-decent motel with some shopping & restaurants nearby, and enjoy being alone.  Some of my friends can't understand this.  For example, last year I drove upstate to a small town.  I told my friends and co...
    Rusj Rusj 56-60 27 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    Why I'M Proud Of Being A Loner ...

    We're psychotics, serial killers, child molesters, disturbed neurotics .... at least according to society. People disrespect what they don't understand, and most people don't understand the loner's love for solitude. I'm proud of being a loner because I don't need other people to...
    LunaAle LunaAle 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Disclaimer: This is all opinion.

    Take it with a grain of salt. _____________________________ I spend lots of time in the forests alone, or just anywhere. I find it hard to change.. I like people, but I'm always alone. It's odd, a choice. I used to think being a loner was cool. But I wasn't one at that time...
    ecofox ecofox 22-25, M 5 Responses May 13

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    The onliest people I could talk to are my

    parents, but I hate them. I just wanna move out and live, cry, die alone.
    jeednorrozec jeednorrozec 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I was born alone now sitting alone,

    will probably die alone. I don't want a boyfriend I just want someone I can call someone I can hug laugh with share food with and run away with whatever I just want someone who won't give up on me.
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 3 Responses May 5

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    i feel like an alien.

    i don't feel like i connect well with others. i don't feel like others connect with me. i don't feel like other people see the world i see. and i'd rather sit alone with my vision, than let it go to join the mass.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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    “As a child I felt myself to be alone,

    and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” ― C.G. Jung, The famous Swiss psychiatrist, I have my answer, I am in good company! As an introvert I love living inside my...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 8 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    I still feel that lonely ness

    even though I'm with someone ....my own fiance can't make me happy instead it's going the opposite way.....people in school are starting to isolate me as the biggest loner in school I feel as i should just jump off the school roof and pretend that when I die I'll be remembered...
    Tiffany654300 Tiffany654300 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Life is just boring as hell

    and it's been like this for years. I don't understand why some people flourish socially and others completely sink.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    And I would love to stop being a loner.

    Any other loners feeling talkative?
    BabbyKing BabbyKing 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    It's who I am. No matter how many times I try

    to be outgoing and make a lot of friends. Deep down I enjoy being around very few people if not just myself. I have ALWAYS been a loner and it's helped me be successful in school and be myself. I've never been one to follow a crowd or try and be someone I am not.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    Not much to say... I was considered someone

    'normal' time ago. But things got messed up, parents didn't care, friends weren't there and i got betrayed several times...It hurted back in the days, till i became what i am today.Today, loneliness is my friend, I feel more relaxed and in peace alone than in a group being...
    TheLonelySoul12 TheLonelySoul12 18-21, M Mar 4, 2014

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    I am an introvert who doesn't go out much

    and being close to 40 without a wife I pretty much spend my time alone. Online game friends, a pen pal, or even followers on a social sites have been a good part of my emotional life. When I lost my first follower on an American site, I felt big grief. I felt like I had written...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses May 16

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    Being Alone In Peace Is Seventh Heaven!

    I have always been a private person, but also a caretaking type and the kind of friend who likes a close relationship and not much of the going-out-in-groups stuff. I know a lot of people but don't think of myself as having a lot of friends because I am not in touch with people...
    girlcapitol girlcapitol 51-55, F 20 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    Why I Am a Loner--as Much As I Understand It

    Update, November 1, 2007: While all of what I wrote is true, a few things happened recently that have me rethinking it.  I have good reason to think there is a lot to like in some people, and maybe a little to like in just about everyone.  So I'm giving people another...
    freeeedom freeeedom 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2007

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    I feel so out of place,

    everywhere I go. I'm always that person left out or just there. It's like I don't belong. Today I went to go watch avengers with my friends and it was 5 of us. 2 of my friends sat together, and the other 2 sat together, and me? I was in the middle like alone. Like I enjoyed the...
    PreparedForHell PreparedForHell 18-21, M 5 Responses May 4

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    It's like I do things

    for everybody else then once I put myself first (without hurting anybody) I become too self absorbed. Is there no middle? Being self absorbed does not mean cutting the negative things/people out of your life. Sorry I'm changing for the better and you're in the exact same...
    achantal achantal 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I Enjoy My Time Alone

    I don't feel like I have to be someone else. I don't have to talk. I don't have to pay attention to what someone else is saying. I can wear my pj's all day. I don't have to answer silly questions or laugh at corny jokes. When I am alone I no longer feel lonely. I feel relieved.
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Ever since I was born I always been a Loner,

    of course I had make som friends in my life but never that kind of friends who are so called real "friends". More like that kind of friends who think is amusing to have someone to joke around with, black mailing you, lie and hurt you both emotionally and physically. I'm maybe a...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10 18-21, M 1 Response May 19

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    I've always been a loner.

    I think that's just the way I am and no amount of trying to be different will ever change the real me. I've tried to be outgoing and socialize but I'm not being true to myself. I have a few friends, I love them and I respect them. They also know that I like my own space and do...
    AnAngelSmile AnAngelSmile 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 10

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    Man Of Stone, Walks Alone

    I should really stop doing this, because it doesn't really make me feel any better about anything going on in my life; but at the same time, I find myself addicted. I enjoy viewing people's photos on Facebook, or trolling through Photobucket for public albums. I see all these...
    TheDarkTower TheDarkTower 31-35, M 11 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Finding Myself

    When I was in my early 20s, I had a period where I was confused about everything. Life, love, you name it, I was confused. So I packed a few things in my pickup and headed to the mountains. I lived in Utah at the time and knew of a great place. There was a mountain road that...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 19 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    I'm very independent.

    I can be selfish but I think my character of caring a little too much kick in here and there and they balance themselves out. Many thing had happened to me. Many tears and emotional roller coaster, but hey, I'm still here. Life hasn't been easy but it could've been worse. But I...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    There's Nothing Wrong With Wanting to Be Alone...is There?

    I am a very introverted person and simply don't like to have too much company. Sure there are people I talk to, some of them I consider to be friends, but after all I'm rather alone. I can feel rather drained if too many people are around me. i spend most of my free time to...
    ittooktoolong ittooktoolong 22-25, F 31 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    I wouldn't consider myself a loner necessarily.

    .....I mean I got my family......and I mean I only have allies and acquaintances right now but who cares......that's still someone. I've had true friends in the past and I know I can still make some new ones today and tomorrow.
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M May 8

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    Loner For Life, Proud And With No Regrets

    Right now I am in the middle of a vacation from my job, 26 straight days off with pay.  What is the best part of this, besides free money of course? The fact that I can spend many days hibernating at home, not having to lay eyes on any human being. Yes, I am a loner, it may...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart 41-45, M 20 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    I'm a weird kind of loner.

    I've managed to create a persona at school, in which I am a totally indifferent, closed off loner, who speaks only when I know it will be both really funny and ambivalent about my true emotions. So, this has made me a weirdly attractive loner; a kind of strange oddity that...
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    I'm not a loner by choice

    but by society...it's not fun when you ever day going to school being made fun of because you weak and weird and no one liked you....no one care for the loners not even the loners themselves
    Tiffany654300 Tiffany654300 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I just want to go home,

    i'm not from this planet. Can't understand humans anymore....
    sakkiduran sakkiduran 26-30, M Apr 9

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    Last night, I jumped in my car,

    and just drove around. I went to a random apartment complex, and having to drive slow over the little speed bump things, I was able to take a glance inside people's apt windows that they had open. Some people were cooking, some were watching tv, and one lady was mopping the crap...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 9 Responses May 13

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    I have decided to go through life

    as a loner. I honestly have no desire for close, intimate relationships with other human beings. For this reason ( and other reasons which I won't get into here ), I have decided never to marry or have children. I don't even desire any close friendships. I have come to this...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 1 Response Apr 22

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    I have always been the loner

    since I was little my sisters never wanted to play with me and when they they would play game where they would run away from me and I would try to chase them but I was fat so I couldn't so they would laugh at me so I got to the point where I stop coming out of my room unless I...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10

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    Well I wake up.. Eat,

    Sit in the sun,go to the store come back eat again shower eat again,again watch tv till 1am then go to bed then repeat the next day :( Maby I need a job am so pathetic :v
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    Today i went walking,

    didn't care where my feet lead me. Was having a bad day. Wind up in some neighborhood with cute little houses. Sat on the sidewalk, and just watched these leaves fall from this tree. It was beautiful, they just kept falling. It's cloudy outside, had my iPod going. I was...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    So I'm so not a comedian in class I had no idea

    I told a pretty funny joke. Teacher asked what is alcohol and I answered a bottle of fun. Everyone started laughing and I had no idea why. It took a minute to realize I did something funny.
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2014

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    Here's what drives me crazy: It is a

    dog-eat-dog society, yet mainstream society is at the same time relentlessly social. I have for the most part given up on people. Most people do not have my best interests in mind, and even well-meaning people can be rather annoying. I'm aware that human interaction is a...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 6 Responses Feb 28

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    Sometimes i think i am better off a loner,

    at least in real life. Cos then i do not have to put up with peoples bulls*hit and constant drama, or risk being stabbed in the back -.-
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 4 Responses May 20

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    I'm a loner by choice

    and have been all my life. It took awhile, but I've seem to final understand the kind of person I've chosen to become. Use to feel lonely and depressed, but never doing anything to change my situation, because I never wanted to. I've got friends, but just a couple of close ones...
    markraytan markraytan 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I have very little or no friends in real life

    circles. Most are just acquaintances. I am a loner. I Walk alone, eat alone, have fun times alone. And this situation is beyond my control. It has come to be a natural occurrence. I seem to have this invincible wall around me. It seems I built it gradually, brick by brick, over...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 12

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    I Like It

    My perfect life would be to live in a log cabin in the woods, on a lake. With a husband or without. IDC. For work, I would do something with telecommunications and just work from home. It would be legal to have my car windows completely blacked out all over so that no one could...
    looklife looklife 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Why do you think people look down on loners?

    I was working on some calculations in my Bio lab, and didn't realise that I was the only one working alone until the T.A. came over to check on me. Ordinarily, she doesn't even look in my direction, so it seemed strange, then I realised, and every time I looked up there was...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm so alone. No family

    or friends. I don't mean to complain but gosh it would be nice to be surrounded by positive people who love me.
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    Loners,

    Why is it that people who have been rejected, chewed up and spit out, gutted by "friends", "family" and the world make the best and most loyal friends? I had a crappy childhood. Friends, they came and went. I'm an introvert and just could never keep up with social games, the...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I think I'm a loner by default.

    When enough people **** you over just enough to make you hit your breaking point becoming a loner seems like the only option until I'm ready enough to face reality again
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I am watching gay romance videos on YouTube

    and I am just about ready to cry myself to sleep. I knew watching this would only make me sad...making me long for a relationship even though it's not going to happen for me....love is beautiful though...if only
    808bc4bbs 808bc4bbs 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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