Would you enjoy living on a deserted island?

United States
March 22, 2010 1:56pm CST
I just watched the Blue Lagoon the other day and it got me thinking and daydreaming about living on an isolated island away from it all. No job, no money, no drama..just me and my solitude. I would love to live somewhere like this and I think I could do it. Okay, maybe I'd get lonely at times. How about you-would you trade it all for a life without strings? Or would you rather live in a civilized area where there's people and convenience. State your thoughts
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Hmmm... The thought of being alone in an isolated island may seem appealing when it's day time, but I think the perspective would be different when it's night time. I would probably enjoy the time alone if it's just a few hours but before sunset. Otherwise, I don't think I could sleep knowing I'm alone in an island I don't really know.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
True-once it sinks in that you're totally alone-
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@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
22 Mar 10
I had watch that movie long ago and certainly,that idea is unique one.Its hard to stay on a deserted island practically. There may be many reasons. IN my opinion,man is a social being and it is hard to stay all alone in an island.It will somewhat be like a solitary confinement.Apart from it,over there you have to be a good gatherer and its hard to produce food products without proper equipments or techniques. Cooking will also become impossible and above all you may become a prey to any ferocious wild animals.
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22 Mar 10
I have often had a dream of living on a tropical island, with a nice little house and with some of my best friends. Lazing in the sunshine, swimming in a clear blue ocean, relaxing at the end of the day with a long cool drink, .... but then I wake up - LOL
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• United States
22 Mar 10
LOL I have that dream a little too often I live in FL and some call that paradise but I find it just a little crowded here
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
i've watched that film. unlike robinson crusoe who was alone, there is company here. if you are stuck like robinson crusoe or this couple in blue lagoon i don't think you have much choice but to give your best. right now, i enjoy my family, the company of friends and the work i do. a reason to wake up every morning and look forward to...
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@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
22 Mar 10
i think but not alone. i think there must be my friends with me so that i could share these thing and enjoyment with someone. or the person whom i like most. so there is only one condition for me to be on a deserted island. i think there is no mean to enjoy anything if you are not able to share those moments with any.
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• United States
22 Mar 10
Yeah very true-the best moments in life are shared
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@19901226 (12)
• China
23 Mar 10
perhaps I would be very exited at first,for I have never been to a desert before,especially all alone by myself,I would soon get bord ,however.even i am sort of a loner,in my friends"s eyes.but even so,I would not break away from the society,go to some sort of an abananded island,like like Robinson.people ,mostly are society people,you may not feel like this way,but actually when you go and realize you dream,you may get a diffent opinion from now.
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• China
23 Mar 10
there are always an beautiful island in my mind with blue vast sea, white beach, no horrible wild animals,where i'd like to live on with my beloved families and friendly people. no morden scientific, construction, war....just coexist with nature peaceful and joyful.
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@hollowheart (1572)
• India
13 Apr 10
I would love to be on an island like this. But definitely not alone. I would need 5 things with me. 1. You as a good friend there so that we can chat a lot, get to know each other really well and also help each other. 2. My laptop and unlimited electricity for creating graphics and websites and definitely mylotting. 3. Mobile phone in case if anything is required...emergencies specially 4. Unlimited supply of coke... I am sure u wouldnt mind drinking some coke tooo. 5. A boat for pleasure rides and sometimes for adventure. Otherwise life would be too boring and specially i will die byt he 2nd day for sure out of fear of ghosts.
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• United States
14 Apr 10
It's funny I just watched castaway last night again-he surely wasn't expecting what would happen next. If you could be prepared for island living-it'd certainly be much more bearable. Do you create websites and graphics? That's very interesting work-I've considered taking a few courses myself. I know I'd be having Diet Coke withdrawl myself! You've given me a few laughs today-thanks for them!
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• India
15 Apr 10
Hehehe..rachele...as long as u r happy i feel happy too. Thats our bond of friendship. Ya i am into graphic designing and website making. Though i am yet to learn making websites. Right now only graphics is what we r learning. :) I guess u can also learn. It would be fun sharing creative ideas too... ope to seee u smile and laugh too...
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Mar 10
Many says that " No man is an isaland" Living alone is very difficult but if you are in the situation and you don't have any choice exept to face the challenge well, better to make all your best to survive. Lots of story about this and some of them they survive. I don't know if I am in the situation still I can manage and survive. It matters in a different ways depending on the situation.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
Excellent quote..and true-we all depend on each other for whatever reason. I watched an episode of Survivor once and there's no way..I'm not that hardcore. LOL
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I live alone and I enjoy it. I like being my on boss for one thing. I was taught to be independent and to be my own person more so than my brother and sisters were. I have a big house which I was raised in and I'm not the least bit afraid. Some people don't understand this. I've lived here since 1959 and I think it all depends on what you get used to. I know that the Lord is always with me. However, I do have family who live close by and I can call on them if I need them. Kathy.
• United States
24 Mar 10
Deserted Island - A deserted island
As long as I could be completely self-sustaining, I think I would enjoy it. Though no doubt I'd get lonely and wish to have some human contact. I'd definitely enjoy it more in some ways if someone was with me. I've actually daydreamed a lot about this myself.
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• United States
24 Mar 10
I knew it! I'm not the only person in the world that daydreams about it!! Thanks, now I don't feel so wierd. I know I'd surely get lonely-I'd want someone with me-as they say-life is easier and more meaningful when you have someone to share special moments with.
• United States
23 Mar 10
As bad as things get in my life I would not want to live that way. I prefer to have family and friends around me. I would like to hear the noise of kids playing outside my window as well.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
Hi.Good to see you again. Don't get me wrong-my life is great-I'm just a big dreamer I guess. I was watching it and dreaming of paradise and life without the daily grind to enjoy it.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
There is one movie that has a story that is almost similar to that: Cast Away by Tom Hanks. Have watched it?
• United States
23 Mar 10
Oh yeah loved it! Tom Hanks is such the talented actor! You see where I'd run into trouble is if my tooth was bad like his-that ice skate manuever really bothered me!
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
23 Mar 10
I am very keen on traveling and I especially love to visit deserted islands. I have traveled to locations in the Seychelles, the Maldives, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa. I would be happy to move to an island like Caye Caulker because is paradise with comforts like shops and the Internet. I wouldn't want to live somewhere as basic as the island featured on the Blue Lagoon. I would find it challenging to build a home to live in from palm leaves. I wouldn't like the lack of food and drink. There wouldn't be a supermarket to go to. I travel with my backpack with essential things in it. On Hinchinbrook Island in Australia the only facility I had was a bush toilet and I had to walk to a creek to get water. I was a wildness experience that I enjoyed but usually I like a little comfort like electric lights, a fridge to keep my drinks cool and without Internet I would miss My Lot.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
I'm there with you-I love my diet cokes and my daily mylot laughs and I lack carpentry skills...You are so fortunate to have seen these exotic places..I've been to the bahamas..that's as far as I got-but my little bucket list has : buying my own sailboat and seeing these remote places one day!
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
23 Mar 10
No, I would not want to live on an isolated island to be honest with you. It might be fun for a minute sure. Maybe five, maybe ten, but after a couple of hours, it would just be rather boring for me. There is just too much that I think I would be giving up to just walk away from my life and live on an isolated island in the middle of nowhere. Granted, there are times where everything and everyone just gets on my nerves like you would not believe. It frustrates me really to no end but going to an isolate island is something that I think might be a huge step. Plus, if I wanted solitude, I could just go in my room and barricade myself inside. There, problem solved, plenty of time to cool down and no need to detach myself from civilization.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
That's what I do when I'm tired of the craziness-bunker down at home with movies and popcorn. LOL
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I would hate it - I am such a city girl and I get lonely pretty easily. I need human contact and, weird as it is, I absolutely love to work. I am such a huge workaholic, I love to feel useful and I love to be needed.
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• India
23 Mar 10
Tat would be terrible...i mean living in an deserted island that too alone...no way guys....or may be we should try and check it out..
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• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Maybe i could live on a deserted island but, with a laptop and a WIFI. I know it's impossible but deserted place is so alone, i mean no TV, no friends, no music no nothing. Therefore I would rather live on a civilized place which is more convenient to the people.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Sometimes I think I would love to go to a place like this! I guess I would go crazy after a while, though. I would miss all the conveniences. If I were to go to a place like this, I would need my bathing suit because I'm definitely going swimming. I would also take plenty of food and drink. I would need my toothbrush and my bible. I would also take my horse and dog with me. They could keep me company. I would also take Billy Ray Cyrus with me! He could entertain me and I definitely wouldn't be alone then! I could think of a million other things I would need but I won't list them all. Kathy.
• United States
23 Mar 10
This is true-everyone took my post so serious like I'm going to run away. LOL I just said I have been daydreaming...I wouldn't last one week somewhere else..I'm so "modernized" that I'm not sure I'd know what to do. And I agree-you have to have someone with you...whether it be animals or a good looking guy
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