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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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    aureatequeen aureatequeen 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 18 Responses Jan 7

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    I have to. I have nowhere to go.

    Everyone in my house leaves without telling me. I guess I could be happy about having the house to myself, but it's empty. Why would I be happy about being in a house with nobody? I don't like being all alone. It's boring. Yea I do have friends to talk to online and I have an...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 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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    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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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 just one of those people

    who just likes to be alone. There's no question why and I don't want you to ask. I'm quiet, yet sweet. I'm sad, yet riddled with smiles I'm not like any other person. I don't want to invite you into my personal life. It's littered with guilt, shame and sadness. Although I...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 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 4 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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 find that I can't trust the people around me

    or they just get on my nerves.... So I tend to end up alone, which over time, has come to be how I prefer it.
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 27, 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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    Alphaseed Alphaseed 18-21, M Jan 4

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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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    Literally all I do is sit in my room,

    go on the computer, or sleep. Nothing interests me anymore.
    rachellxo rachellxo 16-17, F 20 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    Slackened thoughts of worldly deeds,

    often gives me some sort of pleasure, that is perhaps wit and wisdom.
    awaqas awaqas 22-25, M Sep 29, 2014

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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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    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 11 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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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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    A lot of my time goes to myself

    so I read,I'm on ep a lot,write,and I homeschool so I take extra time to do school
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 13, 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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    padraig412 padraig412 51-55, M Jan 13

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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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    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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    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 11 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    I love being alone! I rarely ever get lonely

    and I don't understand people who feel the need to be constantly around someone. We usually end up not getting along because they come across as clingy and I can't handle it.
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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 14 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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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 6 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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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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