What if you were living alone?

Mauritius
August 2, 2010 2:16am CST
Have you ever imagine being all alone, living alone, no firends and no family member, you wake up everyday with nobody around its just emptiness... i dont know if there is people who are that lonely but all i wish is that nobody goes throught this as it will be painful and very depressive....
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
5 Aug 10
It can be quite difficult to be alone all of the time. God said, "It is not good for man to be alone". It's best to have family and friends for support, but that cannot always happen. There are also times when it's beneficial to be alone for a period of time. It's a matter of balance; you can also be lonely in a crowd, especially if you do not hold a majority view of certain issues. At that level, we are all a minority of one.
• Mauritius
5 Aug 10
You right epicure35 sometimes you feel the need to be a bit alone to sort things out in your head and its better your on your won to do such things..
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
5 Aug 10
PriscaJoanne10, Thanks for your insight and understanding.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
4 Aug 10
Sure. I live alone now. It's not that bad really.
• Mauritius
5 Aug 10
May be with time you might feel really alone...
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
5 Aug 10
I'm 33 now. I doubt it will happen, when it has not yet. But perhaps you are right. Time will tell :)
@tjburcham (690)
• United States
4 Aug 10
You do make it sound depressing. I sometimes think that I would like it, but, after awhile I would have to go out and talk with someone.
• Mauritius
5 Aug 10
Well i dont know if i did make it sound depressing but i just wanted to get your views to know how would you feel and if you are living in such a condition right now as i never was alone , i mean living on my own since i was always surrounded by my family...
• United States
5 Aug 10
Sorry, I just meant that if it was a totally alone situation, where you had no one. I would hate that. I couldn't live as a recluse. I also live around many family and friends, and wish sometime to be left alone. I think I would like atleast a day all to myself.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
There seems to be a lot of lonely people here in mylot I'm wondering you guys should get together and have a lonely people party. I've been independent and living alone since I worked and there were times I was lonely especially when I was younger. I still get that feeling sometimes but now, I can handle being alone already. When I am living alone, I treat everyone as if they are my family. Being alone does not always mean being lonely.
• Mauritius
19 Aug 10
It would have been great to organise a lonely party i guess we would be sharing lots of things and would get along all well, but unfortunately most of us lives in different countries.
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
God did not create us to live alone. This is the reason why when He created Adam He saw that it is not good for Him to be alone so He created Even to his companion. In our modern times, living alone would be very depressing, it is just like living for nothing.
• Canada
3 Aug 10
Trust me, living alone is not depressing, in fact, it feels sooo great! I bet Adam was happy that he got a lady to shag with, but it turned out to be really irritating when she said, "what have you done for me, lately?"
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
There was a time in my life that i lived alone. My kids were having vacation with my mom in our ancestral home. I need to go home back in our house for some important matters. I was alone for 2 weeks,waking each day alone with the empty house,no kids to wake me up,no kids fighting. I came home with more silence and sleep in peace but coldness. I couldn't imagine my life without my kids. Yah,i realized my life won't be the same living alone without my kids around. I always count each minutes to settle all what i need so i can go back to my parents house (hometown)and join my kids having their vacation. No,i don't want to live alone,not ever. Happy Monday and enjoy mylotting
• Mauritius
2 Aug 10
Yep thats so true when you used with your kids around , hear them play, fights (even if you need to punish them) but when they wont be next to you its like emptiness and you realise that life without them will be like hell right?
@jose431 (164)
• India
2 Aug 10
I had came across unlucky days for last two weeks ago my parent were not with me they busy with their own work in another place,before I used to stay with my friend but she left me alone....with some misunderstood between us.Now I am facing in such situation every morning I used to wake up my self in silent mood.Sometimes it give me pain in my heart and I really missed my parents in this moment..............
• Mauritius
2 Aug 10
Im sure you must feel this way since you were used to be surounded by people you love and now suddenly you find yourselve on your own , must be deppresing... but i think you should try to rent with other people even if you dont know them you can still have people around and make new friends... What do you think?
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
Hi Prisca! I used to rent an apartment and I lived alone for around 3 years. I didn't find it depressing. I actually enjoyed it. I did whatever I want and it was convenient not to bother about getting dressed while walking around the apt. Now I live with friends to share the cost of the rent and sometimes I miss living alone.
• Mauritius
2 Aug 10
well i never had this opportunity to live on my own since i lived with my parents since i got married like 2 month ago now and now living with my husband... But i always wanted to live alone and work in a different country since i prefer tranquility and do things in my own way... Most of the time people around dont really understand me , its not to be a bad person but i prefer being a loner rather than mingle with people....
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
15 May 11
I have lived alone on a few occasions, in between relationships. I was married when I was 17 years old so moved from mom's house into my husband's house. Then I got a divorce when I was 28 and was then on my own. I had my kids with me but not quite the same as having a man living with me. I was single and living on my own, for about 12 years and I didn't like it. I got married again when I was 40 years old and divorced again when I was 52 years old. Now I am again on my own at the age of 54 and I hate it. I do live with my daughter but that's it. We have no family here where we live and I don't know too many people so I don;t have many friends so I feel alone at times. But I don't let it overwhelm me or anything like that. When I get lonely I just make a few phone calls to family members back home or I just go out and talk to anyone who will listen to me which doesn't seem to be very hard to do as most people like to talk.
• United States
1 May 11
I am one of those people who lives alone. I have been living on my own for almost a year and it is something I craved for a very long time. I don't have a problem being here and away from friends and family. If I want to reach out to them, it is not a problem at all. I have many of them on the internet and I can also call them on the phone. Granted it can't replace being able to touch them but you can still enjoy how they affect you by regular contact online and by phone.
28 Oct 10
It's not worth thinking about. I've worked very hard for what I have, I enjoy providing for my family and I think things would be very different without them. I don't enjoy buying myself things as much, obviously I enjoy playing games and going online, this isn't life though. Life's about having a family, do things together and making the most of it.
• Mauritius
19 Aug 10
alone without frds, family members..omg. i just don;t want to imagine that. Loneliness is like a poison. it kills you slowly. Staying alone might b gr8 in the sense that you can do anythg that you want, calling friends over to have some parties. U r right prisca, i just wish 2 that nobdy experiences that blunt loneliness.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
13 Aug 10
I think I will not able to leave alone because I really need someone to talk to. Every day I need someone to share what happen in my life. Leaving alone with no one will really boring and depressing. Sometimes when I really in bad mood I need time to be alone, beside that I love companion.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
10 Aug 10
I live alone and I love it. I don't have to talk to anyone, I can do what I want and when I want to, I can eat what I want. I don't have to consider anyone but me. I have my pets and I care for them and look after them so my life is not empty and certainly I'm not lonely. I find people can be very intrusive and they often gossip or they are selfish or thoughtless. I have been married and I have shared the rent and people cannot be trusted no matter how close you are to them. They let you down, they lie to your face, they don't take responsibility for their part of the relationship. I don't have to cook for anyone, do laundry for anyone or clean up after anyone. I just do everything for myself and I am very happy and very content with my life. I thank The Mother every day for the blessings she has bestowed upon the world and me in particular.
@mm_mari (36)
• Philippines
6 Aug 10
i'm used to having my family and friends around so i really can't imagine myself having no one to turn and no one to be with. As one saying goes "no man is an island"--everyone needs each other in order to survive
@aevans (255)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 10
I used to imagine being alone where I am free to do whatever I want, without interruption of others. But I guess I was wrong, human can't just living alone, they need to stay together, giving support to each other. I'm studying far away from my hometown and most of my friends were taken different subject and they already graduated. Even I do have friends over here, but I just feel alone because I need someone who are really understand me, and that feeling already is like killing me. As for me now, being alone...is just something that are not enjoyable for me.
@mauie0918 (339)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
I tried living alone when I went abroad. I can do the things I wanted. And I think it's just fine with me and I know that I can. But of course, I want also to be with someone that I can be with him for the rest of my life. Getting older with my husband. Someone to take care of me and vice versa.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
I don't think humans are meant to live alone, we are social beings. I'd go absolutely nuts living all alone.
@Christoph56 (1508)
• Canada
3 Aug 10
Oh my god, I was so happy when my last room mate moved out. He's a good friend of mine, and always will be, but it makes you have to live by their rules as well, so I couldn't do things like late-night cooking, or watch tv at a decent volume... and sometimes it was so irritating to have him by, that I would more stick to my bedroom when I got woke up in the morning, for a while... thank goodness my room had a bathroom and my laptop. I was even thinking of getting a small fridge in there so I wouldn't have to go out there to eat. Then, with waking up in a bed on my own is fine. It's the worst time of the day, when you look bad, and you have to pee right away, so it's not a bad thing to do it on your own. The big thing for me, is getting to sleep on my own. I have some trouble with insomnia, and being around someone makes it even worse. It takes me around a half hour to get to sleep, and I hate repetitive noises when I'm trying to get to sleep. I have no ticking clocks anywhere near my bedroom... but when I'm with someone, I'm so focused on their breathing... so I stay up, sometimes all night. Now that I live on my own, I have so much freedom! I can do whatever I want, have whatever I want, it's all about me, now... and that's pretty damn great.
• Lubbock, Texas
3 Aug 10
I don't have to imagine. I live alone and love it. Of course I have my son and daughter-in-law and their family next door, but in my house. . .no one! After a terrible 20-year marriage and nearly 40 years of raising children it really feels good to wake up and not have to worry about getting someone else up for work or school, cleaning house for only myself, cooking what Iwant to eat, watching the TV shows I want to watch, or turning the TV off. OK so maybe I've turned into a self centered B*$%& but I don't find it painful or depressive.