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Why do we self-isolate?
#11
I am studying sociology and I recently realized that I unknowingly isolate myself from friends and family because I am caught up in the moment. I am so engrossed in the hectic routine of life that I feel too tired to talk to people (even close ones). And when I realize that I am alienating myself, I come up with the logic that if the relationship was important the other person will make an effort to stay in touch.
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#12
Wouldn’t that theory apply to you too? That if the relationship was important you would have reached out too?

It does feel more safe to be alone.
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#13
(12-27-2018, 01:39 AM)Jessicat Wrote: Wouldn’t that theory apply to you too? That if the relationship was important you would have reached out too?

It does feel more safe to be alone.

Society tells us to not be needy, but to expect it from others. And a whole lot of other contradictions.

Personally, I think we would be better off if we could be proud of our own personal attempts, instead of keeping track of what everyone else does. It's too damn easy to drown in a list of "who hasn't done squat".
"You are as you are until you are not"

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#14
Human psychology is my area of interest. I love seeing how the human mind works.
To quote a popular werewolf film - 'Everyone's cursed.  It's called life'
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#15
Couldn’t agree more Amy ❤️
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#16
Not to pile it on, but I think this thread grossly underestimates the shittyness of Humanity at large. It's a great part of why so many people are not just self-isolated, but often excluded.
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#17
I'm okay with small talk. Not every conversation has to be meaningful or personal.
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#18
Probably because the hassle outweighs the benefits or attachment can be cloying or my own b/s is enough to contend with! Or maybe its why good old Walt would like to live with animals!


Placid and Self-Contained
by Walt Whitman

I think I could turn and live with animals,
they're so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition.
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins.
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied,
not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another,
nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.
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(12-27-2018, 11:54 PM)Chief broom Wrote: Probably because the hassle outweighs the benefits or attachment can be cloying or my own b/s is enough to contend with! Or maybe its why good old Walt would like to live with animals!


Placid and Self-Contained
by Walt Whitman

I think I could turn and live with animals,
they're so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition.
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins.
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied,
not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another,
nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

For a second there, thought you meant Walt Disney. Though I'm sure he would have loved it as much as Sir Roger moore ;-)

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#20
A recent 'selfie'  Big Grin 

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