Do you like Being alone?

By sofs
@sofssu (14462)
September 7, 2015 6:36am CST
I love having my family around me, but I still love the times I am by myself. I can focus on the things I am doing when I am alone. I can paint without having a few suggestions coming my way.I can read and laugh to myself.. I enjoy those few hours of quite everyday. Many years ago before I was married I used to live by myself in a small town. I enjoyed it too. I din't have too,many friends there, but I had my hobbies to keep me happy then. Do you enjoy being alone?
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Sep 15
I do now, but I didn't at first, as I had been married 35 years when my ex decidided we weren't compatible anymore. Go figure,. After 35 years that made no sense to me, but I have been divorced for 8 years, and being alone isn't bad at all, as I don't have to account to anyone but myself.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@rosekiss I am glad you enjoy being alone. Honestly it is better than being tied to someone who doesn't appreciate you. Isn't it a wonder how resilient we are and how we adapt to the changes in life.
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• United States
7 Sep 15
@sofssu Yes, to agree with you on this. I would rather be alone then to cater to someone who is unappreciative of me.
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• United States
7 Sep 15
rosekiss I am so sorry about your divorce after 35 years that is such a shame. I am glad to hear you've adjusted to be alone well. Good for you. My husband and I have been together 21 years and I can't imagine never having him here. Although he works swing shift so if he's not working he's watching tv or sleeping which I find frustrating.
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• Preston, England
8 Sep 15
I love being alone. I am a huge fan of peace and quiet, being free to slob out, chill, eat when and what I like, having total control of the TV remote, music system, etc. I also enjoy solitary walks in towns, woodland and on beaches. I do appreciate good company but being alone isn't lonely to me.
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@gudheart (12752)
8 Sep 15
I love being alone and find that if I don't have at least an hour or two alone time then I will end up feeling irritated! I enjoy watching movies and tv shows on my own for some reason lol
@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@arthurchappell Now that sounds like me talking. I am glad you enjoy your peace and quiet. But I hate disturbing that with the TV or music. I love those long walks too.
@gudheart (12752)
8 Sep 15
@sofssu do you enjoy watching shows alone too? I thought I was the only one. I think it is because I can focus more alone on the show rather than someone interrupting and starting conversations lol
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Sep 15
I prefer to be alone. But I haven't been truly alone in years. I have two children and a husband and I am NEVER alone. Oh well.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@Rollo1 I am sure you have a few hours of quiet everyday when they go to school/college or work or is someone always at home? Maybe I don't understand.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Sep 15
@sofssu Someone is always home. Before I was always home, I had five minutes per day alone in my car on the way to work. Sigh. Good times, loud radio, lots of loud singing to myself.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@Rollo1 Okay .. so you miss those me times
@Butchcass4 (6031)
• United States
7 Sep 15
I am glad to hear you can enjoy yourself when your alone. I don't like alone time all the time. But if I've had company or gone to my adult children's then I am glad to have alone time to unwind. myLot has been filling up some of my alone time, which is cool.
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@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@Butchcass4 I don't really care for too much alone time. I enjoy what I have right now while everyone is at school/work. I agree mylot is a great way to interact with people during your alone time.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
7 Sep 15
I enjoy being alone when I am trying to eat, but Scar thinks I need help...
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
scar is just being a little greedy and most helpful I guess he thinks you can't manage all the food by yourself.
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• United States
7 Sep 15
I love my husband dearly, and I enjoy every minute we spend together...BUT....... yes, there is a but, I like what I call my 'me time'. Where I can do what I want, when I want, and how I want without any interruption, distractions, etc. Now please, just leave me alone. Just teasing you.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@TexanTornado dream on I am not leaving you alone.. I am going to stalk you around the site
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• United States
7 Sep 15
@sofssu Well, thanks for the warning. Stalk me baby, stalk me.
• United States
7 Sep 15
With my husband I can do what I want, when I want, and how I want without any interruption, distractions, etc. for the most part. Sometimes when I am reading my Bible he'll come into the room and I'm like yeah? But that's fine no biggy.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
7 Sep 15
Ours is a family of more than 50 members.We are a joint family.There are so many people around me that sometimes it becomes irritating.I yearn for a few hours when I may live only with myself,in my own company.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@else34 You mean 50 people live in the same house. OMG that could really get on anyone's nerves. i am sure you long for some peace and quite. I hope your mylotting times are peaceful
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
7 Sep 15
@sofssu Yes,I know it is hard to believe,but I mean more than 50 people under the one and the same room.Even more unbelievable is my friend's family which comprises of nearly 100 people.Brothers,their wives,children,uncles,aunts,cousins etc etc.Recently I had read about a village somewhere in a western state of our country where a family boasts of having as many as 500+ members.Again there is yet another village the whole population of which is constituted by the members of one family.....India is a land of wonders,dear.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@else34 Amazing.. while I agree it could be fun to have celebrations and such.. but everyday life could be terrible cramped. Is there any such thing as a personal time in such a big group?
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
I think everyone needs that time alone once in a while, regardless of the responsibilities we have. For me, that "me time" is the time when I can really think without any distraction.
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@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@cahaya1983 I can relate to what you are saying. I have a friend who hates being alone.. even for a few hours.. she keeps calling people to her house or invites herself over .. , or she will put her TV so loud and do some stuff around her house.. I can never understand that. I don't need to be alone to think freely, but I do focus better when its quiet even if people are around.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
@sofssu Hm that's strange, probably she had a bad experience when she was alone? I can focus and think when there's white noise in the background, but what stops me from focusing is always interruption by people.
• United States
9 Sep 15
i simply adore bein' 'lone. folks make me nervous 's a cat on a hot tin roof with a big hawk swoopin' in. i like peace 'n tranquility, jest the critters goin' 'bout 'er day.
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@sofssu (14462)
9 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx I know what you mean. I love em critter too.. They are so peaceful to have around you.
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• Indonesia
8 Sep 15
I do. Especially when doing things. I don't like getting any distraction since it would make me hard to focus on what I'm doing. But even when I'm not really doing things, I still prefer to be alone. Enjoy my solitary moment
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@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@DauphinBl3u I understand some times you need 100% concentration.. and yes I would like to be left alone like you .. Glad you enjoy your quite times otherwise too.
• Shenzhen, China
8 Sep 15
Sometimes I enjoy being alone. I can quietly watch my favorite movies and books or listen to songs. But when I'm sick, I need to go out to buy medicine by myself and nobody cares. I will feel alone and I don't like the feeling.
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@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@allisonwish I agree when you are sick things get really difficult. I used to experience this when I lived alone. That is when you think of having some company.
• Delhi, India
7 Sep 15
Very few times I like being alone But most of the time I want to spend time with my friends and family
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@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@Namanjindal13 I am glad that you lean more to the other side. We are social animals, but we love our privacy too.
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@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
7 Sep 15
I live by myself and I like to be alone. I don't mind company, but I think I prefer being alone.
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@sofssu (14462)
7 Sep 15
@kataomoi I can relate to what you say.. I like company but I am happy being alone too. Sometimes I just don't want any noise around me. Do you have any hobbies to keep you busy?
@Boonie1 (431)
• Ashdod, Israel
7 Sep 15
I have no issues with being alone , but not being alone is probably the better choise
@sofssu (14462)
8 Sep 15
@Boonie1 Okay you like a mix of both.. I guess tat is what we call balance. Good on you.
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@owstalaga (4553)
• Philippines
8 Sep 15
Yes I enjoy being alone but I still like to be around people. I don't like staying at home unless I can't go out and spend or earn money.
@SIMPLYD (79514)
• Philippines
8 Sep 15
Yes, treasure the time when i am alone in our bedroom and just simply watch TV and do mylotting in my netbook while on bed . Though , when husband comes in , i love it too but i have to do away with my netbook already . He does his surfing near the modem because his tablet cannot receive much signal when in our bedroom .