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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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    Working Poor

    I grew up in the "working poor" income bracket. I know where I come from. I will never forget where I come from. But during that time, I was frequently lonely. Right now, I have more than enough money for a good life (provided I don't have to go to the doctor), but I...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Nothing material makes up the feeling love can relly bring. that was corny as hell but watever. haha No matter how much youtry to feel the gap or empty hole, it wont work. Can all your material possesions make you feel safe at night (dont be a smart *** and say a securiy system...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Better To Travel With Another

    Two men traveling made their way through the Icy Mountains.  Battered by howling winter storms, they encountered another man lying by the roadside, ill, alone, frostbitten.  One of the two men wished to stay behind and revive the poor soul, while his companion shook...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Making Our Own Connections

    I grew up thinking that I wasn't good enough or worthy of a good family or true friends. I was alone, lonely, and self hatred had gotten to me. I need to be nurtured, cared for and listen too. I just never wanted to be accepting of that when I was young and in to my later teen...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Most social situations end up with me being alone or wanting to go home. Many of the times I've gone out, I'd end up with the wrong crowd- people who do drugs and drink, despite it...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    I made the decision to be alone, instead of staying with the wrong person. Now I'm laying in bed, in my new apartment, feeling completely alone. I never thought being alone would...
    kelly65876 kelly65876 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm not one to go out around a lot of people would rather stay home and hold you in my arms and have you to myself .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Feb 13

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    My experience with fake people: When i was working in my previous job, theres this 2 girls that i used to consider as friends. I thought they are real friends but they always break...
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F Feb 14

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    For somebody who rants about the beauty and importance of people, I sure do find socializing in real life awkward. I mean, I'd so much rather be on the internet talking with people...
    WikaloFwoosh WikaloFwoosh 18-21, M Jan 30

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    I used to think I couldn't live without my bestfriend but since she's gone I've been ok without her yes I miss her but I'll be alright alone
    NotYourNation NotYourNation 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I tend to have more fun while alone than going out to a party or such. I have the ability to keep myself amused with my own company. A computer and internet does help though!!!!
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's Friday night...everybody's going out but I'd rather just stay home and enjoy doing absolutely nothing.
    myluvzdivine myluvzdivine 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I do like to hang with friends, but after I feel so drained. I sometimes try to push myself to hang out more but id rather just stay home. I love just hanging out with myself and...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F Feb 10

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    Once I am out, I am positive, fun and everyone loves me. But I am actually an extroverted introvert and I appreciate my time home alone to relax and be with myself.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I really don't mind going out in nature, but I hate being in the midst of social drama at a bar. there is a calmness in being alone. a way to still the mind and body. to cleanse...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F Feb 16

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    It's snowing....leave me alone people who are going out.
    Reznin Reznin 18-21, M Feb 16

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    This is true. Id way rather have no friends then people who just fake it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    A good album, television show, book or movie can keep my attention far longer then any party or club would.
    sel27 sel27 16-17, M Feb 16

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    I've had a history of lying to others and myself. However, that all has changed. Now, I really cannot stand people lying to me. When people lie to me, I can't help but feel guilty...
    AscherLukasValentine AscherLukasValentine 16-17 3 Responses Feb 15

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    As if there is really a decision to be made here. I will gladly dispense with clothing for as long as I can. In fact I am very sad at the end of the weekend when I have to dress...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    What is wrong with today's generation of boys? This Guy just sent me a message saying that we need to talk, and that can't talk anymore if I can't give him head, and that's he's...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    “Love someone because their soul inspires you, not because you’re interested in the relief from loneliness and companionship they can provide. Anybody can do that. Not just...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    My ex used to bully me and destroy my confidence. When we broke up I was the happiest is been in months😄
    shiv1992 shiv1992 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am an introvert. I am going to be dragged to a party Saturday. Then I'm going to be accused of refusing to have fun and refusing to live a life. Then I'm going to think that they...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm an introvert. Always have been. My husband and I are total opposites here. He is a socialite. I feel awkward in a group of people small or large people that I don't know. He...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Granted I always complain or state I'm lonely. But going out is to nerve wracking for me. Yes I'll do ocassional walk along river or local water hole. But if more the 5 people are...
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 10

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    I don't see what all the hoppla is about going out. My sister often tries to get me to go out to this bar or that and I just don't enjoy myself. Give me a nice bottle of wine...
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    doesn't mean I want to sit home watching b-rated movies or your video games. I want to cuddle, kiss, feel desired..... making out like teenagers on the couch. maybe a few fun and...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Of course I enjoy going out with some friends every now and then. But most of the time I prefer being at home. Safe and secure, a place where you don't have to deal with other...
    xMiinaaa xMiinaaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    ...at least in this weather! It's been snowing for a week, and then just as the snow starts to melt we got freezing rain! Plus, can you say wind chill?
    jleeb98 jleeb98 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm too self conscious to be comfortable having people take pictures of me. I love being the photographer though and take people out to nice places and take pictures of them. It's...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I left a friend today. We've been good friends for 8 years, and I let her go today. We had a big fight couple of days back, and I apologised for it, thought both of us were at...
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Yes to wander among the trees. listen to the chattering squirrels, or twittering birds. smelling the earthy smells around me, like old pines and damp dirt. seeing the sun dancing...
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I always look horrible on photos...
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My awkwardness is just so obvious in front of the camera.. >_<
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F Feb 18

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    i like learning from watching, not so much participating
    cagged cagged 16-17, F Feb 18

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    When I try to act normal it's weirder..
    axon1001 axon1001 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to slowly develop a friendship that could possibly turn into a relationship. I'd like to hear about another person. I don't like conversations that don't get anywhere.
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    If my best friend's bf is reading this, **** you I'm not weird im just not boring and I speak my mind.
    maralhs maralhs 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Her: *****. Me: You know it baby! I'm a ***** and Kama is too!
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I like the peace. On the rare occasion when i dont have to worry about anyone else in the room. I hate having to hide myself from others. By myself is the only time i get to be...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 11

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    Personally I would rather speak over the phone or in person, rather than text. Mainly because texting can take way too long and I loathe the damn spell check function (that...
    Waninho97 Waninho97 36-40, M Feb 16

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    IF I WERE YOU...Ask yourself, wouldn't you want to know if someone loves and cares about you?There are moments that come only once in our lives, no matter how long we wait or how...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I would rather talk to your face then on phone just something about talking on a phone for a long period of time bugs me .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    i don't mind small talk but i really would rather get to know you, i can't seem to move conversations to anything further though
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I would rather be fishing any day then be at work .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response