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I Like Being Alone

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    I Must Have Time Alone

    It is absolutely necessary for me to have time alone to be happy. Time to write in my journal, meditate, think, daydream, read, do energy work, sculpt, work in my gardens, sit at my pond and watch the fish---alone. I really dislike crowds, I'm just too overwhelmed by all that...
    datura datura 56-60, F 40 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    backgroundguy backgroundguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I had most my friends leave me

    because im wrong, obviously, I was relieved. So listen to music and walk round town with my hood up, best feeling :)
    amenmurrish amenmurrish 16-17, M Mar 26

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    I don't mind having friends at all.

    It's just a lot of work to maintain our friendship, ya know? I keep my distance a lot. A lot of my friendships have been formed online and maintaining those just seems a bit easier. I mean, I like hanging out with my friends, but when I finally go home it just a relief to...
    UnbalancedHero UnbalancedHero 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    why be with others they cause **** .

    .. the ones you lobe leave and nothing seems right your right back to that depressed feeling., the feeling that makes u feel like ur heart just got ripped out of your chest. I'd rather be the outcast no one sees me. the invisible. cause in the long run i don't get hurt . just...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Being alone after I have an outburst,

    just calms me down, makes me feel content and relieved.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I enjoy being with other people

    but I think it's important to be able to sit with yourself and your own thoughts. A time to reflect and regroup.
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I think i can't stay with anyone

    for longer than half of the day, after this time i need some time to spend alone to clean my mind from all this world rubbish i have to listen. Someone once said that if birds were able to speak they will not be able to fly. Company of other people for too long, keep us on the...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 14

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    I prefer to be alone.

    It's been this way for at least 8 years. I've been a lone wolf since I was 6 and I still am to this day. I tried making friends but they would either bore the hell out of me or just straight out hated me. And it's funny how someone could hate you even though you barely know each...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I love being on my own.

     There was a period during my past when the majority of my time alone was spent moping in depressive thoughts or indulging in terrible habits. However, over time I've learnt to find enjoyment in solitude. When you think about it, we're never completely 'alone', are we? We...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I love people, don't get me wrong I am a total

    people person. But I also like myself and hanging out with just me is so important. You get to watch your dumb shows and be quiet and just think. It always seems that people who can't be alone are the most dependant of people. I pride myself of not needing people but wanting...
    GeekGirl92 GeekGirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    In All Honesty

    I don't even remember when it started. I use to be the kind of person who didnt like being alone, or rather i never had to be. In school, at home, even just in my neighborhood. I was always surrounded by people i liked. When i was 4 or 5 i actually remember thinking i would try...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2011

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    There Is Me

    My life has been a lonely one. Thrown into chaos from the very start, with no-one but myself to pull myself through. I came to the conclusion that we are born alone and we die alone; therefore we must ultimately be alone. Everybody needs somebody... But who can be my somebody...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 3 Responses May 9, 2013

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    My mom hates it that I spend all my time in my

    room alone. She thinks it's unhealthy but I'm happy in my room!
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    No One Understanding

    no one understands that i am actually extremely happy when i'm with myself.
    sagenaranja sagenaranja 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    Don't get me wrong, I love being with people.

    Being with family and friends. I love being happy with them and laughing and just enjoying the company. But there are times when I just want to be alone. I don't mind it sometimes. It's weird but it's true. I just need my "me" time, alone, and I'm fine with that.
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I love being alone. I enjoy the peace

    and quiet. I enjoy being able to think without someone assuming I'm doing "nothing" and thinking it is okay to interrupt me. Most of all, I enjoy being my true self. With no one else around, I don't have to pretend to be something I'm not or worry that something I said was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2014

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    With Me

    I really like being alone.  I don't hate companionship or friends,  I just feel like I am completely and wholly myself when I'm with...myself.  I don't second guess, feel embarrassed or inadequate.  I simply am.   Thank whoever invented walls and doors...
    SexPistols SexPistols 18-21 7 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    Sometimes I just want to do nothing

    or hear anything. Just sit and do my things. Like what I do now. Peaceful and quiet.
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I don't know who to say this

    but I think the best way is think bye a song called dumb by nirvana http://youtu.be/IEXDVf4AET4
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I'm starting to enjoy solitude more.

    I like being alone with my own thoughts and not have to deal with people. We went runner at gym class to prepare for our annual 5km run and I felt better running and being concentrated on one thing and only think of running. After it I felt like staying outside enjoying some...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    being alone give me so much freedom

    and am much comfortable
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Jan 16

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    soaringforthemoon soaringforthemoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of successful older men looking for younger women. With actresses such as Catherine Zeta Jones marrying Michael Douglas with an age gap of 25 years...
    adelecc11 adelecc11 26-30, F Jan 21

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    I used to be so insecure about myself

    that I was so devastated when my friends start ignoring me. Three months later , I'm okay now with being alone. I've learnt to be tough, to love myself more and to love others as well. All is well.
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    If being around people wasn't

    as exhausting as it is to me, I wouldn't find being alone such a reward. I'm so tired of people treating me differently (like giving no eye contact when they're talking in group of 3 people and making me feel like an incompetent child) because I don't know what to say or do to...
    syltutu syltutu 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2014

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    Do I have life? No. Do I want one?

    Sure. Do I like toast? yes. but you know what none of that matters because people in this world don't understand how much I like being by myself. I hate when people become freaking bugs crawling all over me like the devil. Have you ever saw someone by themselves and...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10, 2014

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    Sometimes I really feel

    as if I'm better off being alone....not relationship wise. Me being in college these past 3 years showed me who and how I was. I didn't really realize it at the time. Matter of fact I think others around me saw it before I did. But I think they probably thought I dislike them...
    vadupree vadupree 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I just think about everything

    when I'm alone and I can be myself
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 18-21, F Feb 28

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    Being alone is not a bad thing: It's relaxing.

    It's like your in your own world not having to worry about others. Just yourself.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F Jan 19

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    The less people in my real life,

    the less drama and bullshit I have to deal with. I have a small number of real friends in my life and I like it that way. I have less drama and phone calls that way. Usually people forget me anyways, and it don't bother me. Sure, I get moments of loneliness but I have my writing...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 3 Responses May 6, 2014

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    It charges by batteries.

    Being around people all the time is exhausting. It gives me a chance to read a good book, or draw in peace.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 27

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    Do you ever wonder why others are

    so baffled by the fact that you actually enjoy being on your own?...That you do it as an active choice rather than by default? Is it because in a way you're inadvertently pointing out their insecurities? Or does it mean there's something wrong with you for not always craving...
    orangesheet orangesheet 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    I find it relaxing being alone

    or antisocial . people say its not healthy but how can that be? You dont have to deal with people hurting you or walking all over you. Its really a peaceful feeling.
    paytonolivia paytonolivia 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    My Hidden Truth

    i really enjoy being alone...it's the only time that I don't have someone expecting something from me..I hate living my life to make others happy & content..it amazes me how selfish & needy people are..as tho their existence is more important than mine..I wish that I could tell...
    cloudy2 cloudy2 36-40 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I like being alone.. all the time.

    people irk me. I'd rather be alone and feel comfortable than be around many people and feel out of place.
    niicolledani niicolledani 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I feel like everyone i talk to It seem it

    always end up in a argument so I'm gonna be alone for a while to stop myself from causing arguments
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    People are annoying and care only about

    themselves, I stay away from them, the only person I have is me, being by myself; I can onlyblame myself for what goes wrong.
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I like being alone.I just like the silence.

    I don't like people.They scare me and make me nervous.
    ashley1955 ashley1955 18-21, F 4 Responses May 30, 2014

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    Of course there are times

    that I do, though I don't like being lonely.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I stay in my room 90% of the time,

    I just like being alone. Don't know why though....
    XOmegaX XOmegaX 13-15 2 Responses Jan 15

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    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I want to go home, go to bed,

    pull the cover over my head and have no one disturb me.
    mombo1969 mombo1969 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    Isn't that odd? Like most,

    I crave affection. I wish with everything I am that I had someone who truly knew me and somehow managed to love me anyway. I dream of long walks and swinging hands. The exploration, the laughter. The sharing. Well, nothing unusual I suppose. Just elusive. But for all those...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    If you can successfully manage to convince

    yourself that you’re better off alone closed off from your friends to stay up until five in the morning sobbing hysterically and self-medicating with drugs and alcohol, you can convince yourself that the weakness you are so pitifully exhibiting never actually transpired, since...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Cheers, not coming from a cheerleader But a

    second guesser of ones own thoughts One who takes all things to mind Primping, priming, until they are taught Taught and tight and pretty to see To look at, to love To something that I pray I can be Because that's not me Eyes, green, staring strait at that screen As I scroll...