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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    I am disabled and cannot sit

    or stand for too long without experiencing severe discomfort . I cannot sit and watch a film at home in the living room with the family and I haven't been to a cinema in several years . I feel lonely especially in winter when I spend a lot of time at home in my room the tv and...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    And that's the way I want it to be.

    Why don't people understand that?
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    I'm an introvert and tend to do better at home

    on my own just doing my own thing. Always have and probably always will.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I lost my job and currently spend every day

    alone. It's not bad. I don't mind the silence. I quilt a lot to fill my days and watch tv. I once heard that people who are not satisfied with themselves couldn't bear to stay alone. Guess that means I don't mind the way I am...
    cubcakegurl8812 cubcakegurl8812 26-30, F 17 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    padraig412 padraig412 56-60, M Jan 13

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    I can't drive, don't have a job,

    and I haven't gone to college. I hate being a bum.
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F 19 Responses Jan 7

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    Maybe it because my friends never want to hang

    out, but I admit I actually love being alone. It gives me time to think and not worry about what other people are thinking about me(:
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Humans are the only primate

    that can't breath and eat at the same time.
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M Mar 11

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    Alphaseed Alphaseed 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Try to feel nothing. It's hard.

    Head is filled with shooting-stars.
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Sometimes I think why am I like this.

    I got no goal, passion Or talent. Maybe its because I worry too much about my future and give less importance to my present. Theres so much to learn but something is pulling me back and that thing is fear. I fear for everything that comes my way so I stay to my own thoughts and...
    skyling638 skyling638 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    Everybody Needs Their Own Space

    I don't really see anything wrong with spending time on my own. For example, I love shopping and I always spend a whole day window shopping until I find what I really want. And who would care to spend a whole day doing that with me? So I always go out and about doing my own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Yeah well because I love to read books :-) I

    need a quiet place to be able to do that that's why I spend a lot of time alone
    ashlyn110 ashlyn110 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Seclusion has its moments,

    but it can also be a flawed coping mechanism.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Is it wrong for me to have days

    where I do not want to interact with anyone else? Is it silly for me to say that I do not want to be with certain people because I feel like I'm choking in their presence? Is it stupid that I want to desperately escape to somewhere alone so I can breath? Is it my fault if I...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I think I'm starting to slip back into

    depression again. I met the love of my life, and he's all that keeps me going. This has been a tough year. I had to overcome getting raped. I made a new group of friends and drank almost everyday for five months straight to try to numb myself. Eventually we all stopped...
    An0nym0usAgain An0nym0usAgain 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    But I'm not a loner, I have loads of friends an

    meet people all the time, but I do need my own space and as much as I love spending time with people I do need a few days to myself just for my mind to relax and for my brain to process the joy of being with others :)
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Always By Myself

    I spend most of the time by myself, I always tend to be alone.. sometimes i run conversations by myself ..also I think loudly, even some people witnessed me talking to myself in the street while i was walking.. sometimes i imagine specific people i run live conversation...
    tamrhenna tamrhenna 26-30, F 17 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    its not like i dislike other people its just

    easy for me to relax alone :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Not Bad Company

    I spend a lot of time by myself, at first it was not by choice but eventually it has become preferable.  The majority of my life has been in the public eye, I never had my own room, shared a bed and bathroom, my home has always been open to those who needed help and I never...
    mollydd mollydd 13-15 17 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    I mostly just sit in my room

    and hardly ever leave the house can't do much when you're poor
    Cgr1 Cgr1 18-21 8 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Friends are only friends

    when it suits them..
    Littlescottishlady27 Littlescottishlady27 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    The only time I'm not by myself is

    when at work. The rest of time I am b6 myself and my cat.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Time

    Time is a weird concept, it's not real but it's there. I like to think of it as a endless ocean in which we drift rather then a line of history. Plato-“time is not an element of the realms beyond the physical, sensible world. The other realms are eternal” what we call time...
    daved90 daved90 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Always Alone

    I am 100% a loner. Other than internet "friends" I have no friends. Not one. I used to have a lot in school, but once my best friend decited she didn't like me anymore she turned everyone against me. It really messed with my head and now I find it easier to be alone than it is to...
    skyyalexxis skyyalexxis 22-25, F 33 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    For the longest time,

    I've come to realize that I do a lot better on my own. In fact, it's almost to the point that not being alone (i.e. relationships) is almost quite foreign to me. I used to really envy people that didn't know how to be alone, but now I pity them. Maybe it's because I've always...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I've always worked better on my own.

    It's the way I prefer things.
    TheDemonsWithin TheDemonsWithin 13-15, M Mar 6

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    i wonder even the day is stretched into a 72

    hours a day there will just not enough... we spent time, we waste time, we try to walk the walk of life, we consume time more than we consumed oxygen... even we consumed oxygen we actually consumed time... i just want to spend more time in solitude, calming my self, just...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M May 13

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    I'll write a longer thing some other time but,

    being alone is sometimes how i like it because i don't have to worry about another person in whatever way. I just worry only about me at that moment; and i can do whatever i want to do when i want to, without someone saying something about it. I don't get disturbed. It's nice...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    I enjoy my own company.

    I feel relaxed when it's just me. & having time to think about my thoughts.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    A necessary part of being a military wife at

    this stage of my life. I consider it my service to my country.
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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    Sometimes I think why am I like this.

    I got no goal, passion Or talent. Maybe its because I worry too much about my future and give less importance to my present. Theres so much to learn but something is pulling me back and that thing is fear. I fear for everything that comes my way so I stay to my own thoughts and...
    skyling638 skyling638 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    I Love Being Alone

    I hate when people think I'm weird for being alone most times. It's true that I don't have many friends but when I did, I could wait for them to leave. I love reading and relaxing. It's less drama that way. I know plenty of people with a lot of "friends" and all they do is talk...
    Hteag Hteag 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I tend to spend a lot of time by myself

    and I'm okay with that. When I was younger I used to hate it but now I seem to prefer it.
    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Yeah. Not really my first choice.

    I just don't really have many friends is all. /:
    DrPepperFanatic97 DrPepperFanatic97 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    I'm an introvert hence i dont talk much

    when im sober. lol. if the group is bigger than two ppl thats when i feel like a walllflower. if the group consist of attention seekers i let them be and i dont contest them. In witty but im nt bubbly. I feel ppl find me boring and sooner or later I get hurt by their actions. So...
    zenith2014 zenith2014 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    I spend an inordinate amount of time alone due

    to anxiety, depression, introversion, HSP, etc. Part of me craves that alone time; the other part has a desperate need to connect with others, but can't due to my issues. At times like Easter - 4 days off work, and at home alone - I feel so incredibly vulnerable to the...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    This girl I spent my time with,

    is really acting like a *****, so I'm spending most of my time alone in school,I feel kinda awkward and don't know how to spend my time, but that's why I have a phone, right,lol.I'm better off alone than with her, I've always been kind of a loner anyway.
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    And I am ok with that.

    But there is one thing though .. I wish I had not lost my self esteem and confidence cuz of which I don't go anywhere.. I get nervous and it ruins everything .. My husband who has never loved me hates me even more now for depending on him for everything.. Wish I could change...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Not always through choice though.

    A mixture of being older, my anxiety, social awkwardness and particular ways make it hard to meet new people. Or at least any whose company I'd enjoy, so maybe it's better this way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's the only person I feel really understands

    me and accepts me for me, I think I am going to end up alone, I push everybody away :'(
    DefianceUK DefianceUK 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    It's hard to accept my reality

    when I used to dream of so much more I've always treasured the way life is seen through my eyes . If you could take a look inside my mind where I spend must of my time. I might live here forever. Here where time and demons don't exists. Lullaby of the day . 22
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    Baby Steps Toward Self Actualization

    As all of you don't know I've spent the last year in what's known as addiction recovery. For the past nine years I'd been using my body as a testing ground for a plethora of substances of abuse. Heroin and other opiates having a nice five year run followed  by copious...
    billypilgrim billypilgrim 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    I love being alone so much.

    I I've it when I'm at home by my self because I can really do any thing. I love just being in my room by myself leaning against me bed listing to music I'm found it right now and I do it almost every day. I prefer to be alone then around a bunch of people
    catdog5452 catdog5452 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    My best friend is myself.

    I guess it's easier that way. I've accepted that the only person who I can fully trust and who will not disappoint me from getting close and then just leaving is me.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3

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