Bad Friendships or Being Alone?

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    Bad Friendships or Being Alone?

    For a long time now, I've been disappointed with my friends and I started to become increasingly independent/capable of spending time alone. For example, I trained myself to not share certain things with them when I know they won't even bother convincingly feigning interest (though I brought up this issue to them and always give them attention, love and support they need me).

    At this point, I'm not sure should I still keep these friendships to satisfy my basic social needs or just completely ditch them until I find new friends (and we all know that forming new friendships is not easy).

    So, in essence, I'm asking you this:
    Is it better to have at least someone in your life that you can talk to, even if the conversatons are meh, or to be proud and fly solo?
    Last edited by Emancipation; 09-02-2019 at 01:16 AM.
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    Speaking as someone who keeps stupidly trying to build friendships, I'm learning that being alone is better.

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    Alone.

    But don't give up. Try to get to meet new people anyway you can. Like minded people are out there, you just have to squirrel them out.
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    Human beings are not meant to be alone, but I would not refer to them as friends.
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    Unless your friends are people who are not good for you emotionally or psychologically, I would say keep an open mind when making friends. If they are not supportive people that means they don't care much about you. In that case, your time would be better spent elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needle in your bubble View Post
    Unless your friends are people who are not good for you emotionally or psychologically, I would say keep an open mind when making friends. If they are not supportive people that means they don't care much about you. In that case, your time would be better spent elsewhere.
    I agree, focus on making better friends, not more friends.
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    Don't recommend being 100% alone for more that 4 months at a time. You'll start talking to volleyballs, and convert to Satanism.
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    Thanks for the responses guys! Don't know how to reply to all but you're all appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naofumi View Post
    Don't recommend being 100% alone for more that 4 months at a time. You'll start talking to volleyballs, and convert to Satanism.
    What if I'm already a satanist that talks to volleyballs? Will being alone have the opposite effect and turn me into a successful suburban dad who is living The American Dream(TM)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emancipation View Post
    Thanks for the responses guys! Don't know how to reply to all but you're all appreciated.



    What if I'm already a satanist that talks to volleyballs? Will being alone have the opposite effect and turn me into a successful suburban dad who is living The American Dream(TM)?
    You'll probably convert to christianity and become Terry A. Davis.


     
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