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Can man live alone?
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Posted 1/16/07
I’ve been thinking about this for quite sometime. I live independently; so I’m living alone and I survived. If this is just a case, therefore, man can live alone. But the question is; can man survive the ‘feelings’ and 'emotions' of being alone forever?
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man thats a good question......well i can if i have like a pet with me or something but if your talking about literally alone.....well then i'll probably say no.
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Leave me with a sattlelite (sp.?) dish, some JPN anime channels, some porn mags and im good to go!
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24 / F / where dingos eat...
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i don't know but my brother couldn't at least. but i know guys that live alone
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so long I have internet, a decent computer and a unlimited source of food, I'll be fine
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I am talking about forever guys. It is expected for young people/adult or teens to conclude that man can live alone; but reality tells that our own conclusion from the past differs are we grow older. Put yourself at the age of 40-something, do you still wanted to live alone?
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mmmm probably not......
Posted 1/16/07
I guess it is a slippery slope. The longer you succeed, the less you feel your need to connect, the less you try. There have been times where I have sworn that I wouldn't see a new day come, but there is a certain momentum to life.

It is possible to fight emotions. If you catch yourself welling up and and you don't like what is pushing its way out you can push it off for another time. But there will be days to mourn. But the freedom that you speak of is a gift and a curse.

Some can, some can't. If that need I mentioned earlier gets trampled by your own practicality, that is one way you find out that you can.

But are people who live alone a little crazy? Speaking as someone living alone: yes, with relish!
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A vague memory of tests on monkeys comes to mind. They have done tests with baby monkeys where the tested with actual parents, then fake parents(mesh furry monkey looking thing). And then with nothing. And if i recall correctly, the monkeys with nothing were @#%^3 up. But, the fake substitute worked more or less well. Just going by vague memory though so ill look for an article.

Human interaction is like maintenance for us in a way it seems.

I'd like to think I can, but I'd prob crack like the most people I suppose without some type of interaction.
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I think man can live alone, but that is certainly not the way we are designed. We are designed to be social creatures, as well as have a natural instinct to continue the species. I think the strength of these urges vary from person to person, but they are always present even if only to a slight degree.

Does one have to indulge in social and sexual behavior in order to live happily? Personally, I think so. However what is necessary to satisfy that varies from person to person. For some people, an online forum may be enough to satisfy their social desires. I've known many people who would go to a bar almost nightly. They didn't have any friends, they'd just sit in the corner and drink. At most, they knew all the bartenders and waitresses, but just being in a social environment was enough for them. Other people need to be constatnly stimulated in order to feel their needs are being met (i.e. someone who would crave a sorority or frat lifestyle).
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Well I would probably survive... unhappily though. Or at least until I go mentally insane, if I'm on a deserted island.
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i wouldnt survive.... at all. how can someone just never talk to anyone or anything! i mean i understand when people have days where they are just like i wanna be by myself, but being by yourself all the time.... thats soooo sad. if someone lived like that i would go make friends with them
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Eros wrote:

A vague memory of tests on monkeys comes to mind. They have done tests with baby monkeys where the tested with actual parents, then fake parents(mesh furry monkey looking thing). And then with nothing. And if i recall correctly, the monkeys with nothing were @#%^3 up. But, the fake substitute worked more or less well. Just going by vague memory though so ill look for an article.

Human interaction is like maintenance for us in a way it seems.

I'd like to think I can, but I'd prob crack like the most people I suppose without some type of interaction.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow
Posted 1/16/07
Wow, that was a cool article. I think it is safe to say that living alone is stressful to humans, if nothing else.
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being alone is hard and would be a veryyy unhappy life [im imagining] like yeah i dont think i would be able to survive being alone for even one week -___-" or a couple of days. i think its really hard.

interesting article ._.
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