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I Am a Loner

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Realizing that being a loner isn't

    that bad. We learn more about ourselves then most people. It's something so mysterious about that to me...
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Some people just are

    and there is nothing wrong in the fact. Dont we all like our own company at times. It takes strength to be a 'loner' as you have to be happy with yourself in order to do it. The problem can arise when you are a loner for emotional reasons such as being hurt too much by...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    Since being promoted at my job,

    I'm having to deal with a lot more people than I did before. Naturally, this leads to more social interactions. What really upsets me about the whole thing is that now more people are trying to be friendly with me. I know most won't be able to relate to this, and I don't expect...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I do have Friends but I would say each of them

    has best friends and I'm only a person they know just don't get why I struggle so much to have any girl friends I haven't got the best social skills I just feel so different to everyone and over try sometimes which makes situations worse!
    daisyloo2 daisyloo2 18-21, F Jan 20

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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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    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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    I seriously have no friends

    and what lil family I do have, we don't socialize with each other. I enjoy being a loner. I can go out and have a whole conversation with a homeless person, a kid or a total stranger and I'm good. I don't need friends.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    The materialistic things

    that people in general are concerned about do not interest me in an obsessive way. I am seeking more meaning about the mysteries of life but it is extremely difficult to find people with a similar take on life as far too many seek nothing beyond erotica and also even in an...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    And I love being one,

    there is no better friend than myself.
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Since I left my first primary

    and until I joined my tertiary studies, I had no friends. I had more enemies, because of judgmental people.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I'm in college I only have a few friends.

    Let's say two or three that will hang out with me. Lately, they haven't been hanging out with me. I"m in my dorm room alone and I only go to the library or computer lab which sucks. I wish I had a car or could see my old friends. I tried to be friend the girls next door but I'm...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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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    epilepsy restricts you from

    so many things lately got this thing of undergoing hypnosis and past life regression but can't go why because i have epilepsy..overweight..short-heighted and to top it all i have epilepsy now...why am i in the bad books of god..don't know what i have done or suffering for...
    Isabella1994 Isabella1994 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I like being alone. When I'm alone I don't

    have to be anybody, I can just be happy.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    But , not alone, I like to Party

    once in awhile, but, I like to be Home, I have a very Nice Condo, and I love spending time in it. I like to meet new People , and often have Friends over to visit. But, there are times when Its just nice to be alone. :-}
    Tanyalife2 Tanyalife2 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I am 18 and I've never had a best friend

    or a boyfriend. It gets really lonely not having someone close sometimes. I really thought I would've been used to it by now.
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    Most of the time, yes.

    However I have a few friends. I'm just not a very social person and I wish I was.
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F Jan 16

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    The Story Of My Life, How I Became A Loner. Period.

    Disclaimer:- If you don't like long stories,  save yourself by not reading mine.  I am very descriptive and am long winded.  LOL! I was the geek with bad grades in high school.  Coming from a financially below average (dad's a blue collar worker and mom's a housewife...
    1Alexander 1Alexander 26-30 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    I'm not even sure if I want to be.

    Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. I like to have time to myself and enjoy the little peaceful things in life, like going on a walk to do some photography or reading all day in my room. But I hate that I feel as though I have nobody to turn to, nobody to see or hang out...
    Kiwijee Kiwijee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    well, im a loner for years

    now I also believe I have social anxiety. I feel like I never fit in with anyone in my family only talk to my parents and siblings. I have no friends but im ok with that I sometimes wish I can live a lone in a house in the woods and only come out when I have to go shopping. I...
    heavyj18 heavyj18 18-21, M Jan 15

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    Ok, I know i'm not sociable.

    but that doesn't mean that I'm not a good person. And it really depends on which group i am in. like, in some kind of groups I become really chatty and bubbly, that no ones believe when i say 'my worst weakness is my lack of social skills'. but lot of times, especially when...
    lameandhonest lameandhonest 22-25, F Jan 12

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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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    I don't have friends anymore.

    The friends I used to have are just now fond memories. Although I do have a great family, a stupendous boyfriend, his family and friends, and awesome co-workers. So I'm fine with being "friendless" because I know that this is just a small chapter in my life and I'm positive...
    morningsunshine420 morningsunshine420 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I wish I could start fresh somewhere.

    New me. New identity and everything.
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 6 Responses Jan 20

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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 put my trust in the love within.

    The love within is true.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jan 18

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    Perks of being a loner?

    1) Don't have to exercise my lips (that's tiring too ya know) 2) I can dance all I want with no one watching 3) I can walk in my house naked all day everyday :D 4) A combination of 2 and 3 ^_^ Hello everyone, I'm The Lone Turtle :D
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Loner Stoner!

    Well, due to a lot of past problems and bad problem management (due to my age), my brain was a big hay wired mess. I did things that i now realize that i shouldn't have done only because I myself would find them a little messed up later on. Well..... Im a loner now. Its not like...
    billz270 billz270 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Isolated from the crowd,

    Is this my life? A pain I bare, this world and it's cruelty, will I blend into the background once again? Unnoticed, transparent, people pass me one by one. Left in thee open, by those who put me there. Face to face, eye to eye, still unable to see me. Is this my fate for...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I guess i kind of am now.

    I moved schools and i dont know one there. To say its ok to be a loner would be sounding like a narcissist. I am not one who enjoys his own company. So far my dog is my only friend lol. :'( so sad
    Yungneechie Yungneechie 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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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 4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Its really hard for me to make group of friends

    especially in college..am in my third year"almost" but still am always alone it sucks cuz i like some company someone who cares
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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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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    ayiraartistf ayiraartistf 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    These are supposed to be the best tears of my

    life, but I feel like I'm in prison
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 Feb 17

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    I accept im a loner. Im a loner by choice.

    I had friends but slowly stopped talking to them. I sometimes wonder where i would have been if i never stopped talking to my friends. I like to be alone. But sometimes it gets lonely.
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    While most of my peers are searching

    for potential spouses on campus I eagerly look forward to the comfortable home I will create for myself once I have my degree. Just me,myself,and sweet solitude! I don't participate in extracurricular activities or go out on the town and the absolute highlight of my day is when...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I dint like many people,

    most I find annoying and boring. When I do find someone I like, they always leave. So Ive given up on people.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    At lunch in school, I skip

    and just go to the restroom to playing games for 20 minutes. I don't have any friends to sit with and not will I ever want to sit with anyone I don't know. I am a LOSER and I embrace it. I've never kissed anyone, I've never dated anyone, I've never been cool. I am going to die...
    AnotherWasteofLife AnotherWasteofLife 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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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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    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 10 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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