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Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 02:57 AM

I am 19 yrs old, going to a community college. I don't really hang out with anyone outside of school (aside from my dad and my dog). I know this isn't especially socially accepted, but would any of you say it is wrong? I don't feel a strong desire to make friends at school, but at the same time it's really boring not hanging out with anyone between classes/ on weekends. I just work, go to school, and hang around the house. Would you say that is okay, or should I go and actively seek out people to hang out with?


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 02:58 AM

It really depends on what makes you happier I think.
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 03:06 AM

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It really depends on what makes you happier I think.
I haven't been happy for a long time. Idk if it has any correlation or not.


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 03:12 AM

Then I say go for it. You have nothing to lose by trying.
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 03:18 AM

I don't think it's wrong to have no friends, but it couldn't hurt to find someone with the same interests that you get along with I personally have a few close friends, I'm a pretty introverted person and don't need a lot of social activity to keep me happy. I like my alone time, and there is nothing wrong with that


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 03:28 AM

It's not wrong.If thats what makes you happy then you should do nothing to change it. But i will tell you something i remember a period of my life where i didnt wanted any friends, but now i realize you really need somebody else besides your family.



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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 03:29 AM

I agree with MissFit, there's nothing wrong with being an introvert, but you might want to try talking to people. Being more social might make you happier. You've got nothing to lose, why not try?
   
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 03:32 AM

It's always good to have friends you never know in the future you might need them...


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 09:06 PM

I can completely relate to this. I've been an introvert all my life. I like people, and it's nice to hang out with them, but I am happiest being alone. So I would say no, it's not wrong to have no friends. However, if you're feeling unhappy with this, then I'd say give being social a shot. Remember that you can have friends and not hang out with them 24/7. You don't have to constantly be the life of the party.

I don't have many friends; rather, I have a few close friends. I hang out with them at school and sometimes after, but I withdraw from them when I need to. If I hung out with them all the time, I'd go crazy. It's not that I don't like them, I just need a break from people sometimes. Having friends is not an "all or nothing" deal. You can have friends and still get to enjoy your own company.
   
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 09:10 PM

I dont have any freinds, dont worry about it
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 09:21 PM

When I was younger I went through a phase where I had practically no friends. I honestly wasn't happy about it and forced myself to start talking to more people in school and made plans with them outside school. If you are unhappy about this then try and make friends.

Some people are just happy being on their own though, it's really a personal preference


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 09:31 PM

Having no friends is totally okay, I have two close friends and then some morons who reckon they can be two faced and still call themselves my friends. But on the whole I wouldn't be too sad if I had no friends at all because that way you can get on with your own life, and there's practically no one to hold you back.
But if you're lonely or bored, maybe you should go socialise, you might find someone really special to be friends with x


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 22nd 2010, 09:52 PM

I've always kinda been a person who didnt have many friends. I had one or two throughout school like, but I was kind of a loner. It didnt really bother me, sometimes I'm happiest in my own company.
Now I do kinda talk to people and socialise more, but I dont really go out with people much (other than my boyfriend). Thats just I guess what works for me.
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 23rd 2010, 12:05 AM

dude, i have absolutely NO close friends, I guess you're supposed to get used it it but i guess you never do. i would say, study up on your manners, then go for it!
   
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 23rd 2010, 12:12 AM

There's nothing wrong with it. There's a time to make friends and a time to concentrate on your future and your goals. You are going to College and you have your future to focus on right now, so now isn't the time for you to focus on friends because you may not have any time for that. Somewhere along the line you will meet some cool people who you can be friends with and hang out with, don't sweat it.
   
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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 23rd 2010, 03:31 AM

Thanks guys and gals. Appreciate it...


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Re: Is having no friends OK? - April 24th 2010, 09:50 AM

There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. For most of my first semester at school i didn't talk to anyone. I did after awhile because I personally cannot stand not having someone to talk to for an hour or so while I wait for my next class. If it really doesn't bother you, though, then don't worry about it.

Hey, you could always just find friends for just school. Nothing says you have to hang out with them outside of school right? Mine sure as hell don't :'D
   
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