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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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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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    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 9 Responses May 17

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    I think it's healthy to spend time alone.

    You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 1 Response Feb 21

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    I actually enjoy being alone,

    more times than not. Being with people frustrates me. I'm not exactly sure why though.
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 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(:
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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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    inyourknickers inyourknickers 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I spend a lot of time by myself,

    mostly because I just don't trust people anymore. It took me all through my high school life to realize that people hurt you no matter how much they say they love and care about you. I just rather be by myself sometimes. It's peaceful and I get to do what I want.
    harleyq53 harleyq53 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    My body has been changing

    before my very eyes. Everything come and goes. I feel so overwhelmed by the changes yet nervous and worried. Perhaps a tad happy. So many emotions so many changes.. nobody knows but only whoever reads this. I can't tell anyone I know.
    Becomingme4 Becomingme4 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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

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    i like my own company

    and spending time on the internet away from the real world
    Pandorazz Pandorazz 26-30 3 Responses May 10

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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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    Even if I'm bored to death,

    I would end up enjoying things all alone. It is not really because I love doing that, but I really hate people judging and talking **** about what I am doing. Even if I dont really care what they are talking about, I find it is frustrating having people think that they know me...
    nimx nimx 22-25, T 1 Response Jun 9

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    I enjoy being alone so I can be myself.

    Around people, even my friends I have that need to be like them so they don't judge me or don't like me.. But it is so hard to pretend to be someone else. Sometimes, Mostimes I just need to be by myself so I don't forget who I really am.
    BlaBla01 BlaBla01 16-17, F 15 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Like, really. Idk why

    but I like spending time with myself. It's more chill and no other people to worry about. But it depends on the situation if I need people to be with me at a certain thing. Being with yourself feels quiet, peaceful and nothing to worry about.
    kyleaustin kyleaustin 13-15, M 1 Response May 2

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    Having only/mostly girl friends

    as a male, I just get really bored whenever I am called to somewhere to hang out. It is just very exhausting and boring after a SHORT while, like 1 hour and half. ( that is enough, I want to go home ) I ended up being very anti-social and I am not even concerned about that. I...
    Keler Keler 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    The Gold Box

    It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 4 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I don't have many friends plus I can be shy

    so I end up just being by myself most of the day
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 2 Responses May 17

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    Literally all I do is sit in my room,

    go on the computer, or sleep. Nothing interests me anymore.
    rachellxo rachellxo 16-17, F 21 Responses Jan 25

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    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I don't even want to socialize anymore.

    It's pathetic that I went from this flaunting social butterfly to the withdrawn quiet type and I hate it. But I've lost my need and desire for social interaction. I've dropped all my classes, picked up online school, picked up 3 jobs that don't hold me to a strict schedule plus...
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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    First Concious Memory Of Who I Am !!!!

    well it all started ehen i was about 4 -5 years old and this was the first time i was fully concious of who i am and who im supposed to be............. As i was growing up i always notices i was not like the other boysin scool, they were all into cars football and sports, now i...
    5tarlight1988 5tarlight1988 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    My room is probably my favorite place go stay.

    I like curling into my bed and shutting my eyes and just floating away. It's insane to me how hours of sleep can only feel like minutes of being awake. -the photos is kind of funny, don't poke fun I was making a sad face.
    corissajane corissajane 18-21, F 13 Responses Apr 17

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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

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    It's a learning experience.

    I do not like to be alone but cannot explain why. I also cannot change the fact that I am alone. I've been told for years that I don't like people, so I guess I don't like people. If that where true, then why do I continue to seek a way to not be by myself? The whole issue is...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm socially awkward .

    . Well not really but I rather spend time by myself because there is no one to judge me or criticize me of any means and I don't know why but being with me; myself is so relaxing !
    acesha16 acesha16 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I am so messed up! I have lost everyone

    that truly means anything to me because of herion and still cant seem to quit! My parents have gave up trying to help me I cant blame them I have let them down to many times, but I miss them. I don't have my kids anymore with me they are with my parents too. EVERYTHING I have...
    frecke frecke 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

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    The pass is a ghost, the future a dream,

    & all we ever have is now.
    Alex92zander Alex92zander 18-21, M Apr 6

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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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    Even thought im in a casual relationship i

    still prefer to do things by myself, im not a people person i have friends but still prefer to go catch a movie by myself even a bit of shopping would much prefer to do it alone i still enjoy time together with friends but just like to be by myself i can do what i want when i...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    During the summer my parents work

    and I don't really see them. I guess it's normally like this around the house, but at least I am at school. Now that school is out, however, I find myself spending absurd amounts of time alone.
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Like this morning. I'm sitting on the couch

    with my dog, eating toast, and watching the morning news. Being alone in the mornings is crucial for my day to start well. :)
    nessarachelle nessarachelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    katsnotmyname katsnotmyname 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 10 Responses Mar 30

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    It's weird, being alone has a negative feel to

    it. People think being alone is bad like you have no friends or no life or you're lonely. But it's not like that. I love being alone, just me and my thoughts. It's comforting, I don't have to worry about someone else's feelings or actions and I don't have to control myself. It's...
    Catsive Catsive 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Friends are only friends

    when it suits them..
    Littlescottishlady27 Littlescottishlady27 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    I am a loner, I've been

    that way my whole life.
    CompassionateCoffee CompassionateCoffee 13-15 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    It's my birthday today.

    I haven't received not one phone call. My dad told me in person however. This sucks. Every birthday has been lonely and uneventful. I'm blessed to be alive and well though.
    Msemj5 Msemj5 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 7

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Yeah I feel like I do.

    The other day I went to the movies by myself and then I went to go eat by myself at a restaurant. It was weird because I would look on the other side and it's just empty. It's kinda sad that I really have no one to talk to. I spend a lot of time in my room thinking about stuff...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 11

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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

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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 36 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    I guess it's good in

    that I can do pretty much anything. But every now and then....
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response May 9

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    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 20

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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've always been that way.

    I am just a very solitary person. I enjoy others' company, but I always gotta have my alone time.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    At school, I only sit with two friends at lunch.

    Then I usually sit alone in most of my classes. I am friends with my sister, so we hang out a fair bit. I don't usually see people on the weekends because I don't really have any proper friends to be honest. If it weren't for my sister, the only time I wouldn't be alone would...
    xosecretidentityxo xosecretidentityxo 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Don't get me wrong! I do enjoy company of

    others. But it's like I recharge my batteries on my own :-)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I am tried of depending on herion everyday!

    !! Wish I could quit but cant seem to....
    frecke frecke 31-35, F 2 Responses May 9

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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

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    It gets lonely.. I'm 12 years old

    and I live with my grandparents cause I don't know my dad and mommy is gone all the time.. Grandma and grandpa works a lot so it gets lonely.. I don't have many friends cause people say I'm weird.. I wish I had someone to hang out with..
    MiniZachary MiniZachary 13-15, M 8 Responses Apr 25

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    Sometimes I think that I'm better off alone.

    I'm infatuated of the thought of being with someone, being loved. The feeling of being alone makes me cringe, yet I'm always alone.