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Just thinking out loud: Humans Alone vs Social

Just Want to Talk | Last Active: Sep 24, 2019 | Replies (31)

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@stuckonu Welcome to Mayo Connect. We are quite a diverse group of people here, and surely there will be a variety of responses to your post. Of course, some of the replies may be written in invisible ink, so they don't actually appear.

You pose a few interesting thoughts, some that may have people questioning either you and your thought process, or themselves saying, "yeah, I totally relate!" Living alone, and choosing to do so for the most part, allows a more complete responsibility of one's life, not responding to the possible controls that a partner may try to place on you. You also have control of your environment in the respects of sound/vision/where and how you live/meals you eat, etc. There is less chance of disappointing yourself or someone else if you are by yourself, and less chance of feeling used or using others. Your intuitiveness as an artist is not thwarted so much by everyday activities, and you may eat/sleep as you see fit, rather than conforming to a mutual schedule. It seems to me there are definite positives to being a hermit so to speak.

At the same time, living alone can rob you of the richness of a shared life, letting you see the world only from where you sit and not being able to share another person's view and viewpoint. Having that repetoire can enrich your own view.

This is my thought pattern based on your post, randomly put down.
Ginger

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Good Morning Ginger, TY for your reply. On feature of how I look at things came about when computers became available for Personal Computing ( use ) as an “ artist “ I look at and often “ see “ things much more differently than others. It relates in many ways to this posts existence.
Computers introduced me to:
“ copy and paste “ that feature broadened the way I look at and see things, so your reply is a great example; here’s an example : you said “Of course, some of the replies may be written in invisible ink, so they don't actually appear.” I think I know what you mean but by pulling it out and pasting it here in quotation marks I can 1 say that this particular part of your reply touched me and I smiled. Assuming little it’s best to ask you if you want to expand on it or to allow me my own interpretation? However, I can copy and paste other parts of your reply but another way of responding is free flow which is basically what most people do in everyday life IMHO feel free to disagree or correct me if you think I missed YOUR POINT.
In you next paragraph I read and saw the word “ control “ and towards the end of the Paragraph the word “ try “ in context with the point begged clarification. Are you saying or suggesting that a purpose of cohabitation is to TRY to CONTROL others? If, for instance we live together under the same roof I would want to be clear about intentions, beliefs, expectations, and your willingness to Understand vs Know me.
To use a quote from another movie: “ ‘TRY’ NOT Luke. ‘ DO or DO NOT ‘ there is no ‘ TRY ‘

I often say that Yoda’s Jeti lesson to Luke is profound and it’s one of my favorite quotes.

Overall I love that this whole forum exists so whether I live alone or not I get to read what you think.

Thank you for sharing your thought and feelings!

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