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Benefits of solitude [message #84879] Mon, 03 April 2017 17:01 Go to next message
Singlow  is currently offline Singlow
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Do you ever feel that too many people around you are 'fake' and that sometimes you would be much better off alone than in their company? I am starting to feel that way about most of my friends from childhood. Have I outgrown them?
Re: Benefits of solitude [message #84924 is a reply to message #84879 ] Sun, 09 April 2017 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ssal  is currently offline Ssal
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I think that may very well be true and you have outgrown your friends. This happens sometimes when you take the time to work on your self and grow but the people around you stay the same.
Re: Benefits of solitude [message #84970 is a reply to message #84879 ] Mon, 10 April 2017 21:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lily  is currently offline Lily
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I believe that it's always a good idea to get to know yourself and to like and love yourself fully before you can expect anyone else to enjoy your company and most people fail in their relationships because they fail to grasp this one simple concept.
Re: Benefits of solitude [message #88023 is a reply to message #84879 ] Wed, 16 May 2018 05:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SamW  is currently offline SamW
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There are a lot of benefits to solitude and I seek it regularly. With reference to your friends from childhood whom you are now finding 'fake' that can happen, and I've experienced something similar. I don't know whether I'd use the word 'fake' - but things just seem shallow with some people with whom I once had meaningful relationships.

It struck me that I might seem more shallow (or 'fake') to them. The periods of solitude can reconfigure relationships and friendships that maybe we have begun to take for granted.


Sam
Re: Benefits of solitude [message #88135 is a reply to message #84879 ] Thu, 07 June 2018 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kinsley  is currently offline Kinsley
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It's possible that you've outgrown them. I don't think there's anything wrong with that either. I've grown apart from plenty of people over the years because we grew into different people. It's natural. I think solitude can be a great thing but it's possible to get too much of it. I was alone a lot for the better part of two years and it took me a while to get comfortable with being around people again. I swear that's when my social anxiety first kicked in.
Re: Benefits of solitude [message #88196 is a reply to message #84879 ] Sun, 17 June 2018 09:51 Go to previous message
Rusty  is currently offline Rusty
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I think there's too many people much less people I do not wish to spend the time that I did in their presence with. All part of living I believe. I like taking hikes within the urban trails available to me during cooler weather. Some semblance of nature surrounding you seems to be soothing to the mind. And a good hike is invigorating to the body as well.
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