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Old 03-16-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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I enjoy spending time with people sometimes. Like for example i like my exercise class and the older retired adults and spending time with my mom alot and then when i volunteered i decided i miss some alone time.
My therapist encouraged me to volunteer and go to the gym with my mom but lately i feel like i want to slip away for a while and get back to concentrate on reading more and crocheting. I don't even feel like going back to my crocheting club.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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Oh hell yes! My dearest dream is to re-live the Twilight Zone episode 'Time Enough At Last' except, unlike Henry Bemis, I wouldn't break my glasses.

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I'd jump on that like a duck on a June bug. People are overrated in my opinion.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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Oh hell yes! My dearest dream is to re-live the Twilight Zone episode 'Time Enough At Last' except, unlike Henry Bemis, I wouldn't break my glasses.

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I remember that.. and Willabey Train or something episode
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:14 PM
 
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I'm practically a recluse already. Wish I was more out in the country away from neighbors too.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I would not have a problem with it. I don't particularly like most people.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Not at all. While I'm an introvert and prefer to spend time alone, my faith is central to my life and a large part of it involves helping others and interacting with them.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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No.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I did for two years after divorce over 20 years ago. I liked it.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Tough question.

By nature, I really do want to be all by myself pretty much all the time. However, it's undeniable that some people provide value in one's life. My trainer has helped me immensely. We meet for two hours a week and I think that's about as much as I can handle. But we do a lot of work in those two hours and others have seen a marked improvement in my posture and bearing, as well as strength.

I wouldn't have that if I were a recluse. I can't be all things to myself. There's only so much you can do looking up stuff on the Internet. For the finer points, you need a live expert.

I have a neighbor who is a recluse. I might get the opportunity to talk to her four times a year, at most. She is fearful and keenly aware of her frailty now that she's in her late seventies. Some of the other neighbors are not kind to her.
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