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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 05:22 PM
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Happy Loners?
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Do most people think loners are depressed?
I know some people are, I mean feeling lonely can be very sad, needing support and companionship. But I'm glad when it's just me & the cats or me & my headphones, I can get stuff done or walk or read or talk online.
I keep up with my family with email every day and once in a while I like being with very close friends or with my family, but when it comes to events with lots of people, like big dinner parties, it always seems like a chore that's taking up my free time.. and sometimes it brings me down, like last Tuesday I was sitting at a big table with 9 people working on a mailing and one lady got all anti-environmental, which is the last thing I need to hear, I'm already losing hope in people, encounters like that do not help. I mean I don't even think it's good for me to learn that much about people anymore!
My husband is happy playing computer games and reading, so we spend hours being quiet together, but I think our aloneness would seem depressing to other people. Our parents on both sides spend a lot more time with groups, they're more like "People People".. and they understand that we're happy, since they know us.. but I wonder if someone who didn't know us would think we're depressed & sad?
It's an essay sorry :) and this has probably been said before, I'm just asking if people think being a loner means being unhappy.

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