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I Prefer a Reclusive Life

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    Becoming More Reclusive By The Day

    Hello,To be honest I don't really know why I am writing this. I guess part of me is searching for some answers. I think I am becoming a recluse or a hermit. Or whatever the correct term is, and I don't know how to change what is happening.I've always been quite a shy person, and...
    reclusivebookworm reclusivebookworm 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    More Semi-reclusive Than Reclusive

    A lot of the stories I've read on this site depict people who are recluses but do not really wish to be. I do and I am and have more or less been semi-reclusive most of my adult life. During the time that I interacted *very* socially with other people, I did so because...
    Retiree2003 Retiree2003 66-70 4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Loneliness Is My Best Friend

    Hi, I live a life on my own and perhaps in the beginning it was hard. I found at a very early age that whenever we used to go down to the coast for holidays. I would dart off down to the rocks and spend endless hours playing in the rock pools in my imaginary world. Whether this...
    jaguarWild jaguarWild 46-50 Apr 1, 2012

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    Life As A Recluse

    Hey guys    I dont know what lead me to write this, perhaps a need to express my innermost feelings reguarding life. I long to live as a recluse. My dream is not riches and secular attainments. I only desire to live in a house up in the hills of san diego close to...
    Billionaire10 Billionaire10 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    I Am Timid, Reclusive, And Quiet

    Where to begin...people say I'm quiet and timid and I have tried to be more outgoing and talkative but it doesn't work. I was diagnosed with being bipolar and so now I take mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. I used to hear voices that would say nasty things to me and so I went...
    dshalo dshalo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    I Have My Modern Cave

    Lately I have begun to isolate and not call people. I've disconnected my home phone and rarely answer my cell phone. I find that I save money and by not having to entertain others I can have no faults that can be depicted as good or bad. I like being alone. I don't have to deal...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 5 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    My life has just fallen apart, I've lost everything & everyone that I love I have no friends, I get bullied everyday, my family doesn't care.... I just don't wanna be here...
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    But I doubt I ever will, or that it'll be too late to have a good life.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have and I'm not happy about it. I continue messing up my life and my friendships. I feel like a terrible person. I don't want pity or sympathy. I just want to try and stop
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Listing to the rain and being so incredibly amazed that the rain is clean fresh water falling from the sky. It is literally life being poured down on us!
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    As much as I want a social life which I'm not allowed because mother treats me like a slave and she always says" Sarah, don't think yourself a slave." Haha, she really knows how...
    SarahLou98 SarahLou98 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    egoisticwizard egoisticwizard 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't completely hate my life I just hate most things involved with my life, including myself
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    What do you think alien life looks like? Something microbial, something similar to Earth's life, or something beyond our imagination? I admit that I like the idea of Grey aliens...
    Salarymen Salarymen 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I prefer indoor activities, the isle seat and small spaces.
    nickels513 nickels513 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    One of the Pro-Life has remarked that females that abort have more chance of suicide. If that is the case then why are men 3 times more likely to take their life? How odd is this...
    Diamond2020 Diamond2020 56-60 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    And I'm a feminist. Feminist and pro-life, you say? Ain't so such animal. But there are many, many women who are feminists and pro-life, because they recognize that women deserve...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    1 (As the title suggests, this is the second part of this story. You can read the first part by clicking at my story titled 'I will tell You a story about the first day of my new...
    becomeinvisible becomeinvisible 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). I...
    claythechamp claythechamp 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Are you better one on one or in a group? I know some who prefer the comfort of a group situation, to not feel the pressure of keeping the conversation going. To hear the various...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    28.01.2013 It was a Monday. We all hate Mondays for a reason, right? It's the start of a new week: a whole week of work/school ahead of us, a whole week before the weekend. I...
    becomeinvisible becomeinvisible 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I used to hate my life, BUT now I love every moment of it! I love having no job and no money, I love having no friend, I love being alone for 2long weeks because my girlfriend left...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Looking back on your life, you will have a few true loves. You're a little scarred from your past relationships, but who isn't? You prefer a quirky, unique person to be your...
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    What is Life? Webster dictionary defines life as “the ability to grow, change, etc. that separates plants and animals from things like water or rocks.” Life is typically...
    Powederedtoastman Powederedtoastman 31-35, M Jul 19

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    ...but I am not angry. Nor am I a bully. It might surprise people to learn that in my daily life, I do not go up to strangers on the street and talk about abortion. I do not...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I haven't posted in a long while, but my mind has been clouded with many thoughts about my future and life as a whole. I'm worried about my future. I'm worried about how things are...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    You may find this one quite weird. Within the deepest depths of my life, there are many things many people can do that I may never be able to do. There are many things that I know...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    idek if this gotta do with "livin life to the fullest" but i feel like im the only boi who just tryin to vibe out looking at a sunset ?? for the past couple of years my life been...
    mvlly mvlly 13-15, M Jul 17

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    just yesterday or technically 2 days ago i messaged someone anonymously after they had friended me and i wanted to see what they were about. and lets just say we are exactly the...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    My philosophy class can be depressing since it makes life seem pointless and meaningless. We read The Myth of Sisyphus which is about a man named Sisyphus who tricks Pluto into...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 5 Responses Jul 15

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    Every day I wake up determined to live. Some days, this looks like a lot of naps and snuggles with my daughter. Some days, like today, we visit the beach and with oxygen in tow we...
    beachesandsunshine121 beachesandsunshine121 26-30, F Jul 15

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    what life is all about. we came alone in life. we will leave alone in life later. it's horrible when we mistook world is everything. till we die, then we'll realize, 'life is...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    50 Things I have learned by suffering from depression and anxiety 1. The biggest struggle in Life is with “The Self and Our Worth” i.e. our EGO-we create these day dreams of...
    passionate6 passionate6 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    lvycc11 lvycc11 26-30, F Jul 13

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    Is it just me who feels comfortable by the window seat? I mean even at the bus, classroom even on a fast food chain, i always choose the window seat. I am calmed and I feel secured...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    to be honest I'm not a very positive person in life - I think the worst of every situation. the last couple weeks have been the most rough of my life. I've got so much unhappiness...
    KatelynnRae98 KatelynnRae98 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Being in your twenties. It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You...
    FiguringOut22 FiguringOut22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Mine definitely started to manifest at 21, initially it was very slow, I wasn't overly worried about the future, if anything, I felt free and happy despite being at zero. I thought...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 11

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    I love how people call the BIG important things the "little things" LOVE in all forms is all that truly maters in this life! Loving others and being loved in return is what it's...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I actually have more than one. I have the following: Narcolepsy w/ Cataplexy, Sleep Apnea, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and...
    ImaSleepyhead ImaSleepyhead 41-45, F Jul 9