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I Like Being Alone

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    As I've gotten older

    and more wise to the reality of life and the people in it, I prefer time alone, even away from my boyfriend. I know that I can rely on my self and unlike a lot of others, I can entertain myself whilst alone. I think I'm becoming more of an introvert which is okay at the moment...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Sometimes

    I like to have ME time. I like not having to feel the strain of wearing a mask and pretending to be happy all the time. When I'm alone I can be miserable and not worry about the effect my sadness or misery is having on others. It also gives me the time to focus on myself and do...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    Happy Loner

    In my free time I like to go to the coffee shop and read a book, spend some time at the beach, take pictures like a professional photographer, go for a walk in the park and feed the ducks before they attack me, go on a road trip, go fishing, sailing, hunting, diving and spend...
    tinylilsweetie tinylilsweetie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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 41 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    I Love Being Alone

    I love to be alone as much as possible. I work from home, and my husband is also a loner. He mostly stays in his man cave after work, playing black ops.That is completely fine with me.I don't want to talk to anyone, see anyone, go out and socialize. I just want to be left alone...
    mSkatonic mSkatonic 31-35 4 Responses May 18, 2011

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    i find it's easier being alone then letting

    people in and getting hurt.
    kr1sten kr1sten 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    soaringforthemoon soaringforthemoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    They judge me before they

    even know me thats why I like to be alone.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 2 Responses May 17

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    With a ****** up family

    and meeting fake *** people I grew up to like being alone/ is this bad? And how do I change it. I can't accept this fate I've given myself.
    JDcent JDcent 13-15, M Jun 16

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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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    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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    Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this

    but I'm just going to start to write a story about myself. I think it's going to be quite long. And it's only one aspect of me of many- I have SO many different thoughts, opinions and weird things well- I'm just going to write me and loneliness. I like being alone. I like...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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

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    I use the time to recollect my thoughts

    and reflect upon my day. I like to use my time to get things done or procrastinate. I love being around my family and friends just not all the time. Sometimes I just need to get away. It's nothing to be worried about. If I'm always alone it's just me working on myself. It's...
    fgarci04 fgarci04 18-21, F Mar 27

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    i like being alone so i can walk around the

    house nude and clean the house in the nude. it makes it more fun
    guy9878 guy9878 46-50, M Mar 19

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    I've always been alone

    and I've gotten use to it. When people are around me and it's loud I get mad and have to get out of there before I burst.
    SarahTheZombie SarahTheZombie 13-15, F Jul 13

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    It's Not a Bad Thing

    I am a very independent woman.  I have lived through many things in my life and to be honest as I look back on many I wonder why I am not in a loony bin somewhere. I am outgoing and enjoy people and like to have fun.  But I also like being alone.  To be alone...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2008

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    Proof You Exist

    So instead of bitching about how I am incapable of getting sex and probably addicted to it and going to kill myself. I decided to review on of my old philosophical thoughts from way back in.. I think it was college, my sophomore year. The thought came to me when I was on...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you, making older men feel younger in return. Typically, women mature at a faster rate than men do and sometimes a 50 year old man is more compatible...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 19

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    Being in company with no one

    but yourself brings you comfort. You can talk to old friends, sing and make stories with them. They give you advice on how to handle the pain, how to be free of anxiety and thoughts of the devil. I cry freedom my friends , but my chains only have a certain length , soon I shall...
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Solitude Is Refreshing

    I'm not saying there aren't times when I wouldn't like to be around people. I do enjoy hanging with my friends, and sometimes I do actively seek company. But solitude is indispensable to me, I think. I need it to recharge. I can order my thoughts in solitude. When I go...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    I feel like I need to be alone to grow

    as a person. I have been straightening a lot of things out in my life and feel it is best at this point. :) I've learned how to put myself first. I've learned how to cook my own meals, read by myself in parks, I finally have a secure job, I work out alone (well I go alone.) I...
    Rose30x Rose30x 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    For the past few days,

    I have not talked to anybody. Just withdrew myself from the constant noise around me of people talking.I feel comfortable when I am alone. Its so hard to find people who would actually listen to what you have to say.
    karan002 karan002 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    There are many times during my life

    where I've done things, gone places, spent hours, with people at times when I'd rather have not. Back during these times I think there was a concern about not wanting to lose friends, or maybe not wanting to 'rock the boat' by turning down invitations, or just saying "No, I'm...
    EnglishGentleman1984 EnglishGentleman1984 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    This is so stupid, but I'm

    so tired of guys only talking to me simply with the aim of having sex with me, or starting up a relationship. Neither of which I want. I wish that if they weren't satisfied with being just friends, they would leave me alone. I don't want to be involved with anyone, but nobody...
    fjkfkdospaps fjkfkdospaps 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I think that the ability to enjoy being alone is

    both a survival skill and a sign that you're maturing as a person. Friends and family can be great, but I also need my space and a little "me" time each day. Being in the presence of others can be draining; you can feel like you have to interact with, entertain, or validate...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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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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    It Is Freedom

    Being alone makes me feel free. I can go wherever I want to without the burden of having to wait for people. I can go to the cinema and watch a movie (or movies) without having to choose a suitable time just to suit other people's time. I can eat anything I want, anywhere I want...
    iziza iziza 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Just turning of the media,

    and creating my own with my instruments , screaming my thoughts , that's a life for me.
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M Mar 17

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    Me, Myself And I

    Growing up I was an only child, I dont know if that has anything to do with it. I lived with my grandparents and we didnt' live in a neighborhood, and they really didn't let me go anywhere so I would have to entertain myself. We had these woods behind our house and I would...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Jun 9, 2010

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    Being alone is amazing I can think.

    i can have some time for me. I won't get judge at all. While my mom thinks I'm miserable and need to be out more. I be just fine by myself
    wolfy14 wolfy14 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses May 30

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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

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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 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F Jul 13

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    My first ever 'grown up' holiday at 21 was a

    holiday alone to a folk festival... alone in the company of countless others is how I like things sometimes. Observing, enjoying the energy and warmth of people but avoiding the intensity of social expectation. Journaling in my local cafe, chai and caramels, people watching out...
    decodoll decodoll 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    sometimes you need to be alone I just grab my

    beats and go for a walk and listening to my music is when I am at absolute peace
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I dichotomous... I love to entertain people.

    I'm a swim coach (primarily high school kids) and love being outgoing and funny and making the kids (and parents) laugh. I have always thought I'd love to do standup comedy. I really love being the center of attention. However, I find that I also am quite independent and need...
    VirginneartheAtlantic VirginneartheAtlantic 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I like to be alone sometimes.

    I find that when I'm alone I am myself, or at least I am who I am and no one is influencing that because you know, I'm alone and all. And you have time to think without the influence of others. But it's also nice to have somewhere there sometimes. I think it has to be a balance...
    birdsey birdsey 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9, 2013

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    I like being alone. I just don't like being left alone with my thoughts. Especially if I'm feeling down.
    sara2016 sara2016 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    No matter how nature built us, making us needing company, we are also made to discover ourselves and ponder on certain things that many times, they cannot be shared with anyone but...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Everytime I'm alone with my mind I start overthinking and once I start overthinking I think about self harming and suicide and just being alone I can't deal, whenever I'm left...
    imamascaradeball imamascaradeball 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    the thing is im lonely when im not alone. when im on my own, i shed the several walls i have up at any time and let my guard down. When im alone, i can wear shorts and a tank top...
    FreeJazz FreeJazz 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every time im left alone with my thoughts, im eaten alive. I hate myself too much too handle
    kaseys14 kaseys14 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I love reading in a quite house everyone out and just me and a good book,bliss
    nanny1234 nanny1234 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I always use to think that I loved to be alone and have time to myself. So much so, that if I ever met anyone who thought or felt the opposite, I'd basically view as weak. But...
    SweetKrazyChill SweetKrazyChill 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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