do you think you can be happy alone?

Philippines
November 1, 2008 12:39pm CST
there are times when i need to be alone, where i can meditate and think about good things that had happen in my life. it makes me happy even though i am alone.. somehow as a human being, we all need someone to share our laughter, our happiness and our moments. what do you think can you be happy alone?
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I'm actually more oftne than not, happiest when I'm alone..I love to be alone and someone secluded, quite and calming without having the distractions of the world, other ppl etc to bother me...
@lavendar (99)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Sure, I think we need our own time to make ourselves to think which needs quiet environment, otherwise, we would be disturbed by many unexpected factors. However, our lives don't only consist of thinking, we also need friends! So I don't think I can be happy alone!
@daijean11 (211)
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
since i was a child i've been comfortable being alone 'cause the members of my family are very quiet(rarely talk esp. my father). he doesn't want us to laugh out loud(like others do) so when we are watching funny movies we just smile(though he allows us to laugh but just a little voice coming out..it still safe if we just smile).when he's asleep, we must walk like a ballerina just to make a very little noise..and there's a lot more so we live in a very quiet place...so even when i'm with them i feel like i'm alone.. so i grew up being comfortable when i'm alone(or when it's quiet) ..i usually stay in my room and only go out if it's necessary. so, i think, i'm happy being alone.(well, who wouldn't be happy if they are comfortable?) ..sorry if it's very long, just want to say what i want to say 'cause i rarely do that.^.^v
• United States
1 Nov 08
I could never be happy alone, i just wouldent be able to live the people that are around me everyday is the reason why i get up every morning. I just would not be happy!
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
i think it is healthy for one to have themselves once in a while in solitude. it's the best time to think and examine ourselves as a person. as long as you feel contented with what you are, and greatful with the life that you have, you can be totally happy.
• Canada
1 Nov 08
I think that it is easy to be happy alone if you are comfortable with yourself... of course, you can't be happy if you are alone all the time, but just as you can't be happy alone, you can't be happy if you don't have time to yourself, to do the things you like. :D
• India
1 Nov 08
happiness should not be restricted to yourself it must be shared amongst the ppl u knw loneliness is a curse
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 08
I do not have problem to be happy even when I am alone. I am the single child in my family, and I played on my own since childhood. So, sometimes, I feel it's even enjoyable to be alone. I can do things I want without any interruption and disturbance. Besides, it's good to have day dreaming when I am alone. But it's not good to be alone all the time. We still need friends and family. Therefore, I still meet friends occasionally and go back to my home town to meet my parents as well.