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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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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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    Alphaseed Alphaseed 18-21, M Jan 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Humans are the only primate

    that can't breath and eat at the same time.
    Berzelius Berzelius 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 30, 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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    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, 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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    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 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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    Friends are only friends

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

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    May the fires from the bridges

    that I burn light the darkness in my path.
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Always have. Never had many friends growing up,

    so i depended on the outdoors to keep me entertained. I'd go for walks, swimming in the lake, feeding the fish until it was too cold. I got into art when I was in high school, and now it's a big part of my life. I spend most of my time painting in my living room, listening to...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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 like being alone going shopping,

    watching movies, going to the spa and of course drinking.. Its very relaxing
    tine23 tine23 22-25, F Apr 10

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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 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 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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    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 32 mins ago

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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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    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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    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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    padraig412 padraig412 56-60, M Jan 13

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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