I just realized I spent this whole day without interacting with another human being.

  • silverfox

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    May 04, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    Well not including email.

    No phone, no texting, no.....human contact whatsoever.

    I didn't realize it until just now.....I was wondering why I was somewhat depressed. It is because I didn't see or hear the voice of another person today!


    I was so wrapped up in work.


    I don't think I could make it very long in this world without anyone else around.
    Solitary confinement is now my worst nightmare.


    How independent are you? Do you think you could make it very long without human interaction?

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    May 04, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Oh yes, I've gone without interaction (including email or internet) for days without missing it. People - they're okay, but they don't define me; I can take 'em or leave 'em.
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    May 04, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    I can live in isolation, but for me it generally sucks.

    I deliberately go out and sit in a coffee shop and do my business development and job hunting there. Just so I can be around people.
    The side benefit is that I do end up meeting strangers and making new friends.
  • silverfox

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    May 04, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    Yes I am soooooooooo heading out tomorrow! Anyone want to meet me at starbucks at.......5am? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    May 04, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    I love human interaction! in my line of work that is what I do! it can get very frustrating but when you come home and reflect back on how many people helped get you through the day, whether it was a good or bad social experience, I then can feel blessed to come home to total silence! I enjoy the balances of both shared times! as far as work I usually mastered the art of living work at work and my cool down time at home!! balance is the key if you want to live life to the fullest!!


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    May 04, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    Lol..being alone is a huge sigh of relief and can go days comfortably without communicating.

    People usually want or need me for something so I love alone time. Although, I have to admit, a friend that moved to Vancouver called me on Sat. night just to say "Hello". I loved it!!!
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    May 04, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    I am somehow not myself when I interact with others.
  • silverfox

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    May 04, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Ciarsolo said[/cite]I am somehow not myself when I interact with others.[/quote]

    Please explain Ciarsolo...."not myself" like xtina is "not myself tonight"?
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    May 04, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    silverfox1 said[quote][cite]Ciarsolo said[/cite]I am somehow not myself when I interact with others.[/quote]

    Please explain Ciarsolo...."not myself" like xtina is "not myself tonight"?
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    damn it I knew that other thread bore into me somehow
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    May 04, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    If I had the option to work from home, I think I would at least go out during the afternoon to get some air, sunshine, and see other people. Staying indoors all day kinda sucks.
  • lozano86

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    May 04, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    Yup staying indoors isnt that great. I need a quota of human interaction. I get bored in my room. Its the same thing all the time.
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    May 04, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    Yeah I just moved out on my own for the first time in my life. So far so good, but living along takes adjusting. I guess you have to make an effort to go out and meet someone or at least interact. Getting coffee counts right?
  • Midas426

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    May 04, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    Being introverted I usually can do a day or two without human interaction but even the introvert in me eventually craves some contact...even if it's just to people watch.
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    May 04, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    No problem. Even in a city like mine (NYC) I like to keep my mouth shut and ignore everybody. It's a survial techinue.

    I know when to keep my mouth and mind shut.

    Live to tell..........
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    May 04, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    After I dropped out of high school last year. I didn't leave my house for a few months and didn't talk to anyone but my mom,cats,and myself. You get use to it after awhile to be honest. It was something that i actually wanted at first,because I wanted more practice time for myself,but I just ended up going insane.

    Now I get out of the house more since I'm feeling better,but I think I could do it again if I had something to do. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 04, 2010 5:20 AM GMT
    Lenoxx saidAfter I dropped out of high school last year. I didn't leave my house for a few months and didn't talk to anyone but my mom,cats,and myself. You get use to it after awhile to be honest. It was something that i actually wanted at first,because I wanted more practice time for myself,but I just ended up going insane.

    Now I get out of the house more since I'm feeling better,but I think I could do it again if I had something to do. icon_biggrin.gif


    You have to do whatever..............

    But remember humans are not solitary creatures......we need interaction sooner or later on some level to be happy.
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    May 04, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    I think I interacted with a total of 3 people today. I briefly talked to my instructor in strength training class. I asked a girl in the hall from another class if it was raining. icon_smile.gif Then chatted with my bf on the phone for a bit after his great grandmother's wake.

    I'm fine on my own for a few days, but after a while I get stir crazy. I need someone there even if we're not conversing much. I just like to have some kind of company around, and if no one is available I'll go for a long run to at least fill up the time (if there aren't any commitments obviously).
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    May 04, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    My life is conatantly interacting with people.........from the minute I walk out of my house. Sometimes I want to escape it and crawl into a quiet hole. Less noise and more solitude.

    But that is what it is.

    And I thrive on change and drama.

    Try to find a balance.

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    May 04, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    silverfox1 said
    How independent are you? Do you think you could make it very long without human interaction?

    I can go days without human interaction...always been independent and solitary (natural loner). Yet at the same time, I can go clubbing and be the most social person in the elbow2elbow crowd. I guess it's a learned skill or something; but I blame it on the artist in me...and artists are kinda known for being a bit different. Or maybe it's because I was the youngest of two, and never liked hanging out much with my brother so I always did shit by myself.
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    May 04, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    It depends on my mood. There are days that I want to be alone with no one to bother me. I either watch movies, reruns, listen to music or read books or simply be alone with my thoughts. And I love taking naps on my couch during late afternoon!!

    And then there are days that I want to get out of the house, to be around people and be a part of life.
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    May 04, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    I like being by myself, perhaps more than I should, but can do so when I know I have friends/ people/ consant city hum/ activites around me at arms length. If I knew very few folks and lived alone in suburbia and not see too many people- that would drive me nuts in about a week.


    Its also something that changes with age. The older I get, the less I take for granted people around me.
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    May 04, 2010 11:35 AM GMT
    26mileman saidLol..being alone is a huge sigh of relief and can go days comfortably without communicating.

    People usually want or need me for something so I love alone time. Although, I have to admit, a friend that moved to Vancouver called me on Sat. night just to say "Hello". I loved it!!!


    that's how I feel. I enjoy my alone time, but I'd probably start to feel the need for socializing after a few days of "relief".
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    May 04, 2010 11:50 AM GMT
    I prefer interdependence to independence
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 04, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    I've had a day or two in the past where I never leave the apartment and don't speak to anyone. But these days are usually reserved for extreme hangovers, where leaving is not an option and speech is painful.

    To be honest, I don't like those days. When I re-emerge, I feel slower and awkward. I think a steady stream of social interaction is a must for me.
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    May 04, 2010 12:31 PM GMT
    I'd DIE!