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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Most of the time it's ok.

    Come and go as I please. Sort myself out. Not beholden to anybody else.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 19

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    Not all the time, but learning to be alone is

    good. There is nothing more freeing or empowering than learning to love your own company.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    I always feel like I have to 'deal' with people.

    And when I'm alone, I don't have to worry about anyone around me, like if I'm going to offend someone by accident. And I never do feel lonely, I can't help but create imaginary characters that aren't loud and obnoxious.
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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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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    I like to keep to myself

    and I rather just chill in my room alone than in the living room with my roommates. People just assume that I'm rude or mean but really I just like keeping to myself.
    LacedYoung LacedYoung 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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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    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F Apr 17

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    For the most part I enjoy being on my own.

    I'm a nurse who works on a busy neurology unit, so I get my fair share of socializing and stimulation from people at work. When I get a day off or two, I really revel in my alone time. Sometimes I wonder how I'll ever be in a relationship or start a family when being on my own...
    nurseling nurseling 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    soaringforthemoon soaringforthemoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    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 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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    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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    It is nice to just sit back

    and relax after being around my daughter. She has a lot of energy and it is nice to get a break. Then I can focus on all the fun stuff I want to do. And there are just some times where I feel like not talking at all.
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    My mom doesn't like leaving me here all by

    myself all the time, but I don't mind. I prefer a company of myself.
    CrimsonButtefly CrimsonButtefly 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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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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    I like to be alone that gives time

    for myself! I do luv to hang out so much especially to my parents but being to much with them like my friends is annoying ... ;
    mizchenee mizchenee 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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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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    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 16-17, M Jun 16

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    Not all the time. But there are moments,

    days, periods in which I really enjoy being on my own. Few weeks ago I left for a trip by sail boat in Greece with a group of ppl. I had been longing for that type of holiday for so long. But after few days I decided to skip from the group and continue on my own in the mainland...
    tamerlano tamerlano 36-40, M Sep 19

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    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F Jul 13

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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 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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    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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    But just not for too long.

    . And i only like it when i have music tho
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I enjoy my bros and I can never get enough

    being with my girlfriend and I always make time for my family but when it comes to work, school, and down time. I rather be alone. I learn faster this way and don't have to deal with any interruptions. And I rather work alone so I can get things done my way.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 20

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    I'm at a huge university.

    I try to make friends here but just prefer sitting in my dorm listening to music, working on homework, playing video games, and writing songs. I don't get why people always need to be around others; I cherish my alone time.
    KMassam KMassam 18-21, M Sep 3

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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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    Sure sometimes I like just being alone

    but at certain times I just feel like another person is just what I need
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 19

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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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    Of course there are times

    that I do, though I don't like being lonely.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 1

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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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    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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    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...
    ghostofacheerfulowl ghostofacheerfulowl 36-40, F Aug 25

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    I have tons of friends

    and when I'm at school, I never feel alone. I also have my own group of real friends that I have been hanging with for almost a year. One of them was a classmate for two years. But after those fun I have with them, being alone is just something I really want to do at the end of...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Sep 20

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    MissAnnaLee MissAnnaLee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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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 5 Responses May 6

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    I really do enjoy being away from people most

    of the time. Sometimes even when I'm lonely, I want to find a place where I can be by myself.
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 27

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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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    mcsac223 mcsac223 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 19

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