Can you live alone?

@nikky28 (1572)
India
March 14, 2009 6:06am CST
Imagine that you are the only person on earth. There is no one else. No animals either. There are trees, plants, water,etc. Would you live alone? How long will you last?
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
14 Mar 09
The Human being is created to be a social animal and would die from loneliness. Even the hermits and those that live alone and want little contact with other people would die if there weren't even animals. People that have been in prisons that are in solitary confinement still have contact with the people that feed them. Do you remember the movie "Cast Away" with Tom Hanks? He had to make himself a friend with a volley ball. No I don't believe any one would survive very long under those cercomestances.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
yep Cast Away was an amazing movie. It pretty much captures the situation. Atleast he had the hope of going back that he look forward to.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
14 Mar 09
the Scenario you described doesn't have that hope.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
15 Mar 09
Absolutely!
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 09
Sounds like heaven to me! Because I am a very independent, solitary person, almost a loner and shy away from the crowds and others, I think I would enjoy it! The peace, and the solitude is something that I would appreciate rather than fear. I would miss the animals though, so that would be a tough thing, not having the animals around me, but I certainly wouldn't miss people, sometimes I dream that when I die this is the type of place I'd like to go to, providing there were animals all around.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
lol You are the only one here with this opinion too, hehe so it seems. Sometimes I get fed up of people too and feel animals are so much better than man.
@srijshm (1165)
• India
14 Mar 09
dear wolfie, would you not miss myLotting !!!!!!
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
14 Mar 09
i think i could, but will ended up dying from not eating. i am a city boy and no idea hwo to live off trees, plants. lol
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
lol cityboi XD maybe you will have fruits on trees.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
tee hee nikky. good point. syankee, you will be an instant vegetarian
@srijshm (1165)
• India
14 Mar 09
It is said that we can live for few days even without water & food but cannot live for more than 20 minutes without hope. You have created a totally hopeless situation, there are no animals too . ( no chance here for any man & camel stories either ) I do not think i could live here. I may not be able to survive without mylot too...
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
15 Mar 09
lol @ man and camel stories haha. Yeah I would miss mylot too
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
14 Mar 09
I have been wondering that and I suppose no one else can live for a long time. You see man is a social animal and he can't live without other human beings around. That's what I think about others. but If I have all the books and computers, I think I can live for a year or so.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
lol what would u do with a computer? You can't communicate with anyone and hmm how long will u play the same old games hehe
@srganesh (6350)
• India
14 Mar 09
Well,man is a social animal.He can live under any circumstances.So,I think I can go well with the situation,living on the fruits and vegetables.But I doubt whether I will go mad or not.Even if I go mad,there will be nobody to say it.Live upto where the nature allows and die,is the only possibility.But I am afraid to dream the situation even.Cheers!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
Oh very good point. He has to keep himself sane. Its all in the mind.
@pickwick (858)
• India
14 Mar 09
I would not like to live in such a place.No one to talk to.no one to love and nothing to look forward to.I wouldnt want to live a single day.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
Yeah its very difficult to live under that situation
@GoThere (110)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 09
It's such a creepy condition for me. Because as socialbeing i believe that we need other people to survive LOL...
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
Yep it is quite creepy when you are out there all on your own.
@Amigo523 (121)
• India
14 Mar 09
Ya i think , i can live alone ..but i want my girl friend to be with me...
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
me too with my boyfriend that is, lol
• India
14 Mar 09
Hi nikky i cant even imagine such horror things ,i just cant live without my dear ones.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
lol I know its quite horrific
• India
14 Mar 09
Hi Nikky, Since humanbeings are socialbeings, a person needs all those things which you want to remove form this earth. Following the condition you set, I think if I am a saint then I can live my whole life surviving myself on the fruits and water. Otherwise, thinking of living alone sucks :)
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
Yep it will suck bigtime! Maybe one can survive if he keeps himself calm and occupied.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I honestly don't think it would be possible. You have to have human contact to live. Think about premature babies. The one thing that keeps them holding on is the touch of somebody else...loving arms to be held in. Adults like babies need human contact.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
14 Mar 09
lol would they die without it?
@meetvivek (226)
• India
15 Mar 09
Yes it should be possible.Remember the story of Adam and Eve.Not sure how lonmg one can last.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
15 Mar 09
I can't even live alone, I always need company, I'm not used to living alone. Imagine what would happen to me if I was the last person on Earth! That's scary, I don't want to think about it, I wouldn't want to be the last person on Earth, even if I could do everything I wanted, I'd feel like I was never going to die, and everyone else did.. that is really sad...
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
I don't like the idea of being the only person in the whole planet. I mean, hey, we all need to talk and socialize every now and then. Just the thought of not seeing another human being for days already makes me feel sad. Let's just say that I prefer to have people walking around the street and talking.
• India
14 Mar 09
Humanbeings are socialbeings. They can live only in societies but cannot survive alone. But as per your question, if I am saint I can survive myself on the fruits and water to live my entire life without any problem. Otherwise, it sucks. :)