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Joined: 25 Nov 2011
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07 Dec 2011, 6:55 pm

the_curmudge wrote:
I've enjoyed being a loner mainly because I was never completely alone: I always had family to rely on when I needed help, protection or just a little human warmth. At this point in my life I realize that family doesn't last forever: family members die, and because I have failed to form strong relationships outside of my original family, I'll soon be completely alone for real. It's not a pleasant prospect.

This is what I've had on my mind, who's going to be there after my family is gone. I have no siblings, and don't want children so I'll be the only one left.


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Joined: 23 Nov 2011
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 306
Location: Enjoying Solitary Confinement

07 Dec 2011, 9:18 pm

The UPs -> You get to do what you want , without consensus.
-> Asperger's completely disappears when your alone
-> You get to relax from sensory and social issues
-> You can put things into perspective
-> You learn to be independent
-> You feel the silence and harmony
-> You become very creative
-> You can break any rule
-> Your living in your own world
-> You can hyperfocus
-> You can make critical breakthroughs in self-awareness
-> Culture treats aloneness as a problem
-> You feel alot less self-conscious
-> Time to self-reflect and re-assess your path, goals and intentions
-> You sleep better
-> Stress is lowered
-> Increased memory ( Bethany Burum )
-> Self Confidence
-> People take a step back and reanalyze situations when thier alone
This is more like solitude btw..

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain


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Joined: 21 May 2011
Age: 26
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08 Dec 2011, 5:15 am

-You can be as whacky as you want, since there would be nobody around to care.
-You have loads of breathing space and time to reflect.
-Less anxiety issues.
-You can stim as much and for as long as you want.
-You can sing and dance to music, and listen to whatever you want
-You can be creative.
-You're often happier.
-You can buy stuff you want to buy.
-Nobody to care if you break a social rule.
-Nobody to stop you doing things in the way you like to do them.
-You can drink milk from the carton.
-You can decorate your house the way you want to decorate it.
-You can dress as whackily as you choose.
-You can spend your day just chilling out and not worrying about things.


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Joined: 23 Feb 2010
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Location: Maidstone, UK

08 Dec 2011, 6:53 am

Ups: You can do anything you want without people moaning at you.

Downs: You get the creeps being in certain places alone.

Aged 30
On antidepressants
Diagnosed with AS, ADHD and anxiety disorder


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Joined: 12 Feb 2010
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Posts: 96,365
Location: the island of defective toy santas

08 Dec 2011, 9:49 am

upside- sometimes i don't know. sometimes i do know.
downside- there is nobody else to take the edge off of the darkness.