Do you think internet can help to kill loneliness?

Hong Kong
March 24, 2008 9:59pm CST
I am a that kind of guy who can enjoy loneliness, but sometimes I do feel a little lonely, ,just a little. When that happens, I usually choose to surf online, reading some news or posting in a community. When I find some responses to my thread, I can feel that there are some other people who noticed my idea, and I am not alone. It makes me feel better. How do you kill lonliness? do you choose surffing online to keep lonliness away? Have a nice day!
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22 responses
@gxnfly (1147)
• China
25 Mar 08
I spend most of my time online,I think it's great.I live on own,internet is great way to kill lonelyness for me,it makes me feel I am connected to the outside.It's like like a window for me to reach the world,I like it very much.I think we people nowadays are very lucky,living in a high-tech society we don't have don't even have to step out our home to know everything around us.
• China
25 Mar 08
Yes,we are very lucky in the world now.
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• Hong Kong
25 Mar 08
yes, I also have this feeling that we are so so lucky to live in this internet era! Internet connects people with cables, also provides us many fascinating experiences. Now we can communicate online,not only by posting in community, but also by live chat with web-cam and microphone. It seems, we can reach any place in the world even when you are alone in a room. I like this kind of life!
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• China
22 Apr 08
Yes,we are so lucky,we should satisfy with our happy life!
@nimette (339)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
we're quite the same. i enjoy loneliness at times. it's the best moment to contemplate, introspect, meditate and dream. but once i can't bear the loneliness anymore i go on-line, chat with friends, get active here in mylot or if my budget lets me, i go out. doing something that interests me kills my loneliness. sharing my troubles to somebody is a great help too.
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• Hong Kong
25 Mar 08
ya, it seems we have some common thing! I feel it's an useful way to post in mylot, and the great thing is that we can make extra money as killing lonliness!. I am planning to do some outdoor exercise because it's spring now. Maybe I should put the losing weight thing in my schedule. have a nice day!
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@kianli (546)
• China
25 Mar 08
Nope, we need company in fact. Internet offers us a chance to communicate with other people that we haven't heard before, though some may say these people will help you to kill your lonliness but i don't think so. Because we all need a real guy who can talk with you and make you feel less lonely. But if you just spend toomuch time online you'll lose your communication skills that will even lead to the result of your being more lonely. Have a nice day! Mysoho
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• Hong Kong
25 Mar 08
ya,kianli,you mentioned a symptom of internet addiction. Too much addition on internet does do harm to our social skills. I just mean, sometimes, when you can't find some other guys to be with you, and you have to be alone, surffing might be a good way. I still remember I used to watch TV to kill lonliness before the internet became popular. Actually, even now, I still can stay at home all day long, just watching TV. Sure, I have many friends, but I still have some alone time because friends can't always be right there for you, and they also have their own schedule. For me, surffing is a good way when my friends are not available. Maybe, it's not good to health to spend too much online, and I think I should try some other ways, just as one friends said, outdoor exercises. have a gread day!
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• China
25 Mar 08
well,as you I also choose surffing in the internet to avoid feeling alone,and there is another way for me,that is to go shopping,but it's a little wasting money:)
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• Hong Kong
25 Mar 08
haha,you like to go shopping just because you are a girl, but for most of the man guys, shopping is just a very bothering thing!. I'd rather to sleep than go shopping on the weekend. but as far as I know, girls do like shopping thing, whenever they feel lonely or happy. That's a symbol of girl!. but I think I can give it a try to see if shopping works for me. have a great day!
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@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
25 Mar 08
Yes,we can have a nice time in the Internet. For example,having a chat with others,wathing films,referring to some important information,playing games,and so on. If we feel lonely,we can look for some happier in the internet. But,we can't depend on it always.We should get a habit to read or bring up some more good habits. Only do like this,we won't be lonely in deed.
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@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
I think maybe the internet can cure lonliness for a small time, but after a while when you realize that you are not interacting with real people, it can have the opposite effect.
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• Hong Kong
26 Mar 08
ya,thanks for your response. I agree with you partly. sometimes, some guys don't show their real personality online, but most of the time, we can release ourselves totally because no one knows who you are. Even, now we can have live chat with web cam and microphone, and that's just like having a face-to-face talk with friend. The only difference is that we can't touch each other. Sure, too much dependence on internet is not a good choice to keep lonliness away, and we do need some communications in the real world. but internet is really a good way to communicate. Good luck to you!
@carinawu (42)
• China
21 Apr 08
nice day!maximus! i have the same idea with you,i seldom feel lonely,although i always appear alone,but spmetimes i enjoy my loneliness.and when i really feel boring,i will communicate with my friend around me , read books which are interesting,chat with online people,find some active imformation from internet and some other. I think making enough communication with outside is essential,we are all individual,but we are all social.
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@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
21 Apr 08
yes even i prefer to be lonely most of the time. I spend most of the time on the net. and on mylot i dont feel lonely as people always post their comments and respond to my discussions :) ~pinks~
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@vera0571 (167)
• China
9 Apr 08
i think a lot people may choose surfing on line when they feel longliness.so do i. on the line,i can chat with people,play games and do something with a lot people. but it doesn't make me feel better after i leave the computer.so i still feel longliness again.how to change this situation,i am puzzled.
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• China
4 Apr 08
Sometimes, I feel too lonely to endure. I will go out for a big daintiness. I am good at reward with food and drink myself. And now, I find a new way to kill loneliness. It is your way, my friend. To surf online. I feel good when I find that there are so many people online! I am thinking that I am not lonely at all, because so many people are accompany me.
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
surfing the internet is a great way to while away time. I can never get enough of it! There are lots of things to do, so much to read, and so much to gain from. But lonelinesss doesn't really go away unless you find something to be happy about. The internet is just one of the things that you can turn to for short term solution. Try turning to something for inspiration when you are lonely.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
Hi. I find that when i'm a little lonely the internet chatting and blogging works to kill the loneliness but..when i get really really lonely i've got to hear a human voice or have human contact and then... I call my mom or my grandma or another family member/close friend. Or i head over to my moms. We dont have to talk or anything its just the physical presence of another person that helps
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• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Oh yes, I think Internet can always kill loneliness because you can always think of something to do - like chatting and all that - and it can help your mind not to think about being lonely. Who knows, you might read about a great news and then loneliness is just a thing of the past!
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@maizer99 (149)
• Jordan
25 Mar 08
I think you cant kill your lonliness on net and look on reponse and new discussion on this web or other web becuse i dont belive it is real
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@Goatlady (159)
• Ireland
25 Mar 08
Well, since people can't really see you or judge you by your appearance, a lot of people who might be shy about meeting others outside in the world, might find it easier to make friends online. Nobody online is going to judge you by your hair, or clothes you wear. They don't know, they can judge you by who you appear to be online. So I guess internet can be a way to combat lonelinness.
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• China
25 Mar 08
I have been leading a dull life for 23 years. When I was young, my parents didn't allow me to go out. They just locked the door and left me alone at home. So, As grown as I am now, I seldom go out for leisure hours. My only way to kill time is watching TV and surfing the internet. I am used to loneliness. When surfing online, the feeling of loneliness gets stronger. What a pathetic life I have beening living.
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@gabrielle47 (1221)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Hi Maximus. Yes sometimes I prefer to be alone and I find solace in the net. I used to be an avid chatter and chat until in the wee hours of the morning and I too feel that Im not so alone interacting to people in various parts of the world in real time. Moreso when we use video or voice chat. And yes to me, the internet is very powerful to kill time as you can do a lot of things not only surf and I love sharing ideas here in myLot that I feel happy when I respond to a post or if someone repond to my posts.
• United States
25 Mar 08
I spend quite a bit of time online myself.... and i think that spending time online only keeps me occupied for a while then it gets really boring...with the exception on if your chatting with someone or something..but merely just surfing the web can get boring..websites like myspace and facebook...keep me online for a while and it makes time fly when your online too! :)
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@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
I use to go online always, do some forum, read articles and play online games... it help me ease my loneliness... sometimes go shopping... play with my daughter and do some naughty games
@hey_baby (426)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
for me, internet surfing just takes my mind of my loneliness for a couple of hours. when i go offline, its back again. i do hope by responding to your thread i somehow lessened your loneliness. :) cheer up!
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