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I am not sure why I started reading this thing about the recently deceased Elizabeth Wurtzel, but it turned into a meditation on something I'm very interested in;
how my generation rejected, rebelled against and basically shat upon the idea of steady jobs & mortgages/housing estate life - and now this current generation finds those things almost unattainable luxuries.

It laments a lost NYC creative class, and the douchebag class that has replaced them.
But the overall story is much larger.

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I lived alone for three years and would often go weekends without speaking to anyone. I dunno, I thought it was good!
I lived alone for i think 10 years. When I have time off now I actually try and spend about 4 days without talking to anyone just to be all like 'hey me, how you been!!'.
 

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i spend vast majority of time alone and i love it.
as a teen i'd often come come on friday and not go anywhere until
monday morning.
i know loneliness is something very different but the right to be left alone
is very underrated by most.
 

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i spend vast majority of time alone and i love it.
as a teen i'd often come come on friday and not go anywhere until
monday morning.
i know loneliness is something very different but the right to be left alone
is very underrated by most.
I absolutely love being alone. Turning my phone on airplane mode is my happy place.
 

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I have a sort of mixed vibe with being alone. I also love being alone and its really easy for me to revert into it. The crappy part is, I've learned over time that for me personally, while I want to be alone, I often need to socialise. If I don't, the depression and isolation hits down the line, so its a weird struggle between wanting to disengage and be on my own but knowing the balance and pushing myself out of it when its not healthy...

I do agree that there is such value in enjoying your own company! People who CONSTANTLY need to be with other people or who can't be alone really scare me lmao.
 

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I have a sort of mixed vibe with being alone. I also love being alone and its really easy for me to revert into it. The crappy part is, I've learned over time that for me personally, while I want to be alone, I often need to socialise. If I don't, the depression and isolation hits down the line, so its a weird struggle between wanting to disengage and be on my own but knowing the balance and pushing myself out of it when its not healthy...

I do agree that there is such value in enjoying your own company! People who CONSTANTLY need to be with other people or who can't be alone really scare me lmao.
One of the best days I had last year was when I got tonsilitis and my wife and kids went to stay with her sister while I stayed at home in my pyjamas watching Show Us Your Junk videos on YouTube and really stupid comedies on NetFlix. Having said that, I can see how you probably mightn't want to do that all the time but it was a rare treat for me.

I do find the odd time that if it's just me and the kids together for the weekend that I do find myself craving a bit of adult conversation by the end of it.
 

7 - No tomorrow

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I do find the odd time that if it's just me and the kids together for the weekend that I do find myself craving a bit of adult conversation by the end of it.
I find when I'm around parents - not even with their kids - that the talk often turns to kids and what they watch and what stuff they're doing and on and on and on.

I mean it shouldn't surprise me, but it can be awful dull.
 

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