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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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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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    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'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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    Definitely a lone wolf.

    Nothing soothes me more than to be left lone, no noise of the world at all. I think I have a better survival rate in this world if I were to be left alone and no one to bother. Play some piano, read a book and indulge in my thoughts. As if there was nothing else for me in this...
    LordOzymandias LordOzymandias 22-25, M Mar 22

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    I would love to make friends

    but what do friends even do together? I have no hobbies and I'm kind of boring
    Stuckinmyhead0o Stuckinmyhead0o 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 2

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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 5 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    Sometimes I wish I had friends to go do things

    I with. However, I enjoy being left alone and doing my own thing.
    PinkDolphins PinkDolphins 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 18-21, F 18 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Being alone brings forth self realization,

    which in the end causes one to analyze oneself. With that insight one is able to determine the outcome of certain situations in ones life. The wisdom that one has gained can be used to better themselves or it can be ignored and can cause self destruction.
    Hooligan2014 Hooligan2014 26-30, M Feb 3

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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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    I usually enjoy it, but I'm starting to believe

    that I might be overdoing it since the last time I left the house voluntarily was about 3 years ago. I never associate myself with others and it's starting to make me more depressed.
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 30

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    On school days I go to school get home stay in

    my room the whole day the bathroom is right next door and whenever I want food or something I go do it and go back to my room. I don't like having conversations with my family or anyone my parents have over.
    OooohJaime OooohJaime 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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 38 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    I spend time by myself in my room.

    I like listening to music and just being by myself. I love talking to friends and all, but I need my alone time. My family hates it. I really don't care.
    robin231 robin231 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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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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    Some say it's unhealthy some say it produces my

    insanity but it's the only time when there's ... Nothing. Nothing at all no sound no worries of life just me my blood and my guitar.
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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 22 Responses Jan 25

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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 2 days ago

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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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    Acesha16 Acesha16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    Friends are only friends

    when it suits them..
    Littlescottishlady27 Littlescottishlady27 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 10

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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 8 Responses Mar 18

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    I used to think it was weird

    and that something was wrong with me, but now I just embrace it as a part of who I am. I am okay with being alone, I don't get needy or attached to people easily, and I love peace and quiet. Like when I have the house to myself, I totally take advantage of how silent it is and...
    cassidysc cassidysc 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 5 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    mariehere23 mariehere23 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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.
    corissajane corissajane 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 17

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    My mom says I can't get an Instagram

    or a YouTube account bc I spend way too much time alone in my room but it's the middle of winter way to cold to go outside there's nothing to do downstairs except watch tv which gets old after awhile and my room is where all my nick nacks and gadgets are so...
    elizabethstreet elizabethstreet 13-15, F Mar 21

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    I spend a lot of time by myself Because my

    boyfriend, the man who I thought was the love of my life, never has time for me. His kids come first. Can't put him down for that because men should father their daughters. He spends a lot of time writing his screenplay. Can't put him down for that because I've always admired...
    jorellie jorellie 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Harbinger96 Harbinger96 18-21, M Apr 3

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

    Why don't people understand that?
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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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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    I think it's healthy to spend some time by

    yourself so you know who you are and you're not defined by other people.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    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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    Gosh this is so unhealthy,

    but i don't have much friends anyway. So i stay home and watch movies!
    gitzai gitzai 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I would say 85% of the time I'm by myself.

    I can always rely on myself to have a good conversation with. Plus I always laugh at all my jokes. I can't think of another person as awesome as me to spend time with.
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 23

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    I wish I had this gift now

    but being in a college I rarely ever do especially because I have a roommate. Even when I go back home I spend most of my time with my family because I don't see them as it is. If you can spend a lot of time by yourself please cherish it you never know when you'll be deprived of...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Silence. Just me. Although I've got amazing

    friends, sometimes, I just prefer staying at home alone. It helps me thinking about many things.
    Sharkkie Sharkkie 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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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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    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 12 Responses Mar 30

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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 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I just don't make friends easily.

    Other people my age suck. Their IQ seems a bit too low -_- I have matured past my age and now my standards for other 17 yr. olds are just too damn high!
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    When I really think about this I probably don't

    spend as much time alone as I thought. I work in a fashion retail store so I'm always surrounded by people there and I don't live alone either. but I do more often then not chose to spend time by myself. especially if I go for a wander around the shops...I love being on my own...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Normally in my room, with fight club in the

    background. Just sitting and starring at my computer screen. By myself. I will do this till 3 am usually.
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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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

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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 22-25, F 17 Responses Jan 9

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    I hate that I prefer being by myself.

    Occasionally I force myself to go out with people but most of the time they reek of negative vibes and are Debbie downers. I get sad when I'm not invited to places but I usually regret going when I'm out with them. People are just shady sometimes. I feel like going to a concert...
    mayvalentine mayvalentine 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't think that it's a bad thing.

    Sometimes I have to tell my loved ones or partner that I need some time alone. Not very many people understand why I like to just sit alone, walk alone or read a book and just enjoy my own comPny
    svsanch svsanch 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I m a lonely person and have been all

    throughtout my, the main reason I always feel awkward around new people or people with whom I really dont interect much. Also If I m with a known person I m so bad at keeping the conversation long so It mostly ends in silent..... I agree that its my fault than I didnt tried...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    The worst parts of my day are at 6 p

    when I realize Ill be on my own for dinner and at 6 am when I wake up alone. In between I tend to drink too much.
    andk247 andk247 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Related Experiences

    I love coming home from work & spending time with my 3 dogs, parrot & chicken. They take away any stresses & for that, I'm grateful:)
    izzi75 izzi75 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It helps me relax and meditate. I feel at peace with myself and find internal stability with my emotions and thoughts. It's the only time during the day that I feel complete, and I...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M Mar 20

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    It wasn't always this way. I spent 10 years in a bottle. My family, finances and health were in complete disarray. For 4 years I've quit drinking and smoking. I go to the gym 5-6...
    teetoe1 teetoe1 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 19