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Is it harmful to stay forever alone? I don't want to talk to anyone

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Last Updated: 02/01/2022 at 6:23pm
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September 17th, 2019 2:53am
Some people thrive on being social while others genuinely enjoy being alone. The value of talking to others is about more than that. For me, the best way to experience life is to know the story of someone else. I am content to be a loner, I prefer it actually. That doesn't mean I would block myself off from speaking to others or engaging socially in my own ways. If I was to do so, mentally it could cause me to feel isolated and truly alon. There is a massive difference between isolation and enjoying your own company. Isolation can severely damage your mental health and it can amplify emotions and things like depression. Learn to love yourself and your own company but realize you are a part of the world and there is a special place in it for you. There is nobody like you.
June 3rd, 2019 6:55pm
That depends. We choose to isolate ourselves because we may have past events or experiences that have affected our social life. Sometimes, we isolate ourselves to take a break from socializing. The feeling or staying forever alone is not necessarily a state of loneliness, sometimes we find comfort by having a conversation with ourselves and may want to commit to developing ourselves better. It is up to every individual to get back into socializing or even enjoy the state of isolation as both has its own benefits. We will eventually get the right person in which we can have a circle and feel accompanied. So, it's up to you whether you still want to stay alone or start socializing. :)
January 18th, 2022 10:09pm
Yes we all need balance in our lives I'm not saying you have to be social all the time but talking to friends and family can do you good. We are different as people and it's okay to want to be alone but this shouldn't affect your mental health, socialize more but take it one step at a time as this can be scary when you haven't spoken to peolpe in a while. From personal experience I stopped going out and talking to friends and this affected my mental health but bit by bit I started talking to friends and all is well now.
February 1st, 2022 6:23pm
I think that we need people, but sometimes we need to be alone. Finding that balance can be hard and challenging at times. Even when I am around other people, sometimes I don't talk, and that is ok. I don't need to talk all the time when I am with other people. I think we need people to share our happiness and our sadness. We also need people to have support when we need it. I know that when I am by myself I can be happy, yet at other times I can be very lonely. You need to find what works for you to be happy. This will look different for everyone.