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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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    My mom says that she sees me sad

    and alone all the time, but the thing that she doesn't realize is that I basically grew up alone, so I'm pretty much used to the loneliness. But I'll be honest too, as I have grown up into my "young adult" years, "loneliness does take its toll."
    MondoEG MondoEG 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 6 Responses Dec 23, 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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    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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    Alphaseed Alphaseed 18-21, M Jan 4

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 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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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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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 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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    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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    Friends are only friends

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

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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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    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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'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'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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    Humans are the only primate

    that can't breath and eat at the same time.
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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