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Date: 09/02/10 12:02 PM

103 Responses to How to Be Alone

  1. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
    472 posts
    August 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Link: How to Be Alone - A beautiful and calming video on the benefits of loneliness. Some of you will be needing this...
  2. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Life for her will not be so delightful once she figures out that she`s alone because she`s ugly.
  3. Profile photo of schroe2004
    schroe2004 Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    I love it!
  4. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    I`m usually alone, but I never thought of it this way. It`s rather up lifting :)
  5. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    I think this should be called the beauty of solitude.
    I love solitude but hate feeling lonely.
  6. Profile photo of champbronc3
    champbronc3 Male 40-49
    118 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Yeah this seems to be for people who are alone NOT by choice haha
  7. Profile photo of torisen
    torisen Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Very simple, and though it`s been some time since I have been alone, quite moving.

    And pmarren, your comment is the only ugly thing here.
  8. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    too annoying to watch
  9. Profile photo of archerbeauty
    archerbeauty Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Pmarren = more like PMORON.... you`re an a**hole. As for the video - I though it was artfully done and amazing.
  10. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    In a way, I do envy her!
  11. Profile photo of sofaking42
    sofaking42 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    You`re ugly and noone loves you...For her, ignorance IS bliss.
  12. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    @ pmarren


    WTF kind of comment is that. I`ve come to expect more of you
  13. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Sitting at a restaurant table eating alone is weird. It just is. You have to sit at the bar.
  14. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    that was brilliant. Personally I love to be alone sometimes. I really like my own company and I can quite happily go to a gig or the cinema etc. on my own, sometimes I even prefer it. And yes, I do have a girlfriend and I spend lots of time with her also.

    I feel sorry for people that feel the constant need to be surrounded by others, they don`t know what their missing...
  15. Profile photo of RFMITCH1
    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
    121 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    That was soooo awesome. I ennjoyed that more than 99% of stuff on IAB.
  16. Profile photo of dark_morphiu
    dark_morphiu Male 18-29
    7 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    she`s not the best looking chick, but hey, that`s a beautiful find there and i`m hooked
  17. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    love the poetry in truth and vice versa. but to be honest, a lot of that would make me a little nervous. however, since recently graduating, I am learning the lesson of being more and more independent everyday, and sometimes, backing away from the crowd is one of those lessons.
  18. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
    790 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    To be fair, I think she makes some good points and is decent looking-but then again I think Lady Gaga is hot
  19. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    she looks like john lennon, and this is very depressing.
  20. Profile photo of starcrosst
    starcrosst Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    {Thursday, September 2, 2010 12:37:54 PM
    Sitting at a restaurant table eating alone is weird. It just is. You have to sit at the bar. }

    Oh B.S. It`s just a table in a building that serves food. And we have just as much right to it as the couples/groups. Long live the loners
  21. Profile photo of Land_of_Ice
    Land_of_Ice Female 13-17
    22 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    This was really beautiful. It made me realise that no matter how much time a person spends surrounding themselves with others, the person they`ll spend the most time with is themself.
  22. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    As the video went on, it started weirding me out more and more.


    And I agree with pmarren.
  23. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Nice.

    I would feel awkward as f*ck doing half of this though.
  24. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Was this supposed to be uplifting or depressing? What`s with the weird music? Why does everything turn into birds? Why did pmarren`s comment had no "suck" in it if there is a cat in the video? Man this post is full of questions.
  25. Profile photo of amonamarth20
    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    this isnt really "how to be alone", if it was how to be alone then shouldnt it be some sort of guide on smashing your face against a bus until your ugly, being a drating idiot to people so everyone hates you, etc etc

    this is more like, "how to take pleasure from solitude"
  26. Profile photo of thecoolhair
    thecoolhair Male 30-39
    101 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    I liked the poetry, but the awkward staring at the camera was annoying
  27. Profile photo of Ari--
    Ari-- Female 18-29
    119 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    this was beautiful. doing things on my own always led to meeting the most interesting people.
    @ keks, how can you describe the music as weird when the guitar sounds like creamy awesomeness?
  28. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    {Thursday, September 2, 2010 12:37:54 PM
    Sitting at a restaurant table eating alone is weird. It just is. You have to sit at the bar. }

    Oh B.S. It`s just a table in a building that serves food. And we have just as much right to it as the couples/groups. Long live the loners
    I agree, also you get good service because they suspect you may be a critic. Order 2 starters and see the service level rise.
  29. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    I can`t get my family to leave me alone long enough to watch this beyond the first 15 seconds without interruption.

    Being alone is the only time I`m really at peace.
  30. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    solitude is good, but so is company. Learn to search for solitude just as you learn to explore company. Don`t limit yourself to only one.
  31. Profile photo of deeplick
    deeplick Male 18-29
    234 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Sooner or later you will snap from to much loneliness. Humans are society driven, we are pack animals if you want to look at it that way. It is in our nature to be accepted by someone, even if its only one other person. One can not live alone forever, before those repressed feelings catch up to you and drive you nuts. I have been down that road before.
  32. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    @Handsompod - you just made me think of the movie Ratatouille. Now that`s weird.
  33. Profile photo of VirtualParty
    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    That whole thing was so hipster. Gyuck
  34. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
    230 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    Great video. I can totally relate. My job requires a lot of travel...alone. At first, I hated it. I felt awkward going to dinner or out for a drink, so I`d stay in my hotel. The only places I could go were the gym or a cafe. Over time, it gets easier and I started venturing out on my own. It`s liberating to be alone in an unknown town.
  35. Profile photo of spacemermaid
    spacemermaid Female 18-29
    84 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    This was beautiful and inspiring.
    I think sometimes people forget that being alone is just as important as being in a group. Moderation in all things.
  36. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Awe. I like her voice.
  37. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    wow iab was late on this one
  38. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    I grew up being alone a lot; not because no one liked me, but because I just liked being with myself.
    But this video touched me now because I am contemplating the biggest move of my life so far. I am planning to move to a different city, in a different country, where I won`t know a soul.
  39. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    @Ari--, it starts slow, ends abruptly, tries to be louder than the speech sometimes for no reason, sometimes it feels like she forgot the chords, yet sometimes it`s firm and confident strokes and it`s composed by someone named Crabtree. This falls under some definitions of "weird", and "creamy awesomeness" does too, by the way. But it`s not like I was making a serious point anyway.
  40. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36660 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    just wait and eventually you will be okay with slitting your wrists....

    this was depressing
  41. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    I love to lock myself in my room, turn off the lights, and play guitar/write songs...

    Is that creepy? Na.
  42. Profile photo of Artichoke
    Artichoke Female 18-29
    198 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    That was just...beautiful. I don`t find this depressing. There was truth to her words, and it was obvious that she believed them. Everyone will be alone at some point in their lives. There is no avoiding it. But...you can still live, and be happy. There is hope, even if you are alone.
  43. Profile photo of Justeazy
    Justeazy Male 18-29
    137 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Awesome!
    And to those of you saying it`s depressing, open up a dictionary and thesaurus and learn that the words make up a positive point to end the video.
  44. Profile photo of krazyfreak58
    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
    245 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    that made me more depressed
  45. Profile photo of optix_reverb
    optix_reverb Male 18-29
    263 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    poetic and very artistic. It`s only depressing because there is so much going in our modern lives that we never truly feel alone. Cell Phones, Internet,Television, Family, and Friends.
    We can only understand our true being when we are by ourselves.
  46. Profile photo of charliew07
    charliew07 Male 13-17
    143 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    This was very reassuring.
  47. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Preaching to the choir lady. Telling an internet geek how to be alone is like teaching a baby how to cry. only less fun.
  48. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    cool!
  49. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Mmm, I got goosebumps. Beautifully written and recited.
  50. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
    194 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Beautiful, it reached me :)
  51. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    applause
  52. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    I only watched a few seconds of this, but it reminded me of the movie Beetlejuice, when Lydia is writing her suicide note. "I am...alone...I am...utterly alone..."
  53. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
    349 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Nice thing to come back to after a week or so away from IAB
  54. Profile photo of sawdusty
    sawdusty Male 40-49
    491 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    I can`t be alone. Arguments start, poo happens, then someone calls the cops and then it gets weird.
  55. Profile photo of dada
    dada Female 18-29
    78 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    all the time watching this I thought: these are all excuses. The facts are that when you`re ugly and nerdy, you have to convince yourself that loneliness is cool.

    but maybe I think these bad things only because my mind is getting raped by society.
  56. Profile photo of dax2009
    dax2009 Female 50-59
    322 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Loved and she is cute, you small brained egotistic dirtbags.
  57. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    I really enjoyed this. =D
  58. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    I liked it
  59. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    i really liked it. i could try it for a DI for competitive drama.
  60. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Whos holding the camera lol?
  61. Profile photo of irbord
    irbord Male 18-29
    33 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    that was beautiful.
  62. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    I`m totally used to being alone, I even go to the mall alone a lot of the time (faster and easier that way) but going to the movies alone sucks, especially if it`s a comedy. The entire theatre laughs and then when your laughing you look to your side and you`re like "dammit! I`m that creepy person laughing by myself!"
  63. Profile photo of dmattm
    dmattm Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    beautiful beautiful video
  64. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    Very interesting video. I often try to get away from people because I feel humiliated when I`m someplace where there`s a lot of people together and I`m all alone. Often I make friends with people I don`t like because I just need some one to help me not be alone, but then they ruin the happiness I could have enjoyed if I just didn`t mind being alone to begin with.
  65. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    thats alot of credits for a poem about being alone.
  66. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    this was weird and kinda creepy
  67. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    That was weird.
  68. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    I don`t mind being alone; growing up as an awkward geek I usually ended up that way so I got used to it by the time I grew up.
  69. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    Wow. That really struck a chord with me.
  70. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    As someone who prefers the state of singledom to superficial coupledom -- there is a lot of legitimacy to this poem. Still, her art wasn`t entirely for herself or she wouldn`t have made a video to share with everyone else. Even if you can learn to enjoy the company of just yourself, we all have the innate desire to connect with others on any level.
  71. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    This did -not- make me feel better about being alone.
    If ever I should be. Definitely somewhat depressing.
    But even this movie does not indicate that each
    person is different and that some, like MrsPoods,
    are okay with being alone while others find it unpleasant or even terrifying.

    It all depends on the type of person you are.

    I like being surrounded by good friends and my
    loving family atleast once each 2 days. And then
    have one day all to myself, just to focus on other
    things that are important.

    It really varies.
  72. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Hippy.
  73. Profile photo of Snorre
    Snorre Male 18-29
    27 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    rings true
  74. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    I always thought that if you get bored when alone, you`re probably a boring person
  75. Profile photo of coedog
    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    I`m not antisocial nor an egomaniac, but I`ve always needed a larger portion of alone time vs. engaged time than most people. So I think this is beautiful, even though it is trying to convince be to be comfortable with something that I already crave.
  76. Profile photo of hampoofegg
    hampoofegg Male 18-29
    337 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    She`s just alone because no one wants to hear her annoying ass voice...
  77. Profile photo of chillywhack
    chillywhack Male 40-49
    161 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    Beautiful....
  78. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    I love being alone........ sometimes.
  79. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:43 am
    i like you Tanya Davis, I still feel that if my missus is`nt with me when something great happens, it never happened...
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:44 am
    hampoofegg
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    206 Posts Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:30:59 PM
    She`s just alone because no one wants to hear her annoying ass voice...



    i like it...reminds me of michele shocked
  81. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:46 am
    we like!
  82. Profile photo of slab-of-rage
    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 2:57 am
    it``s beautiful... but sad too. I don`t mind being alone.... but I hate feeling lonely.
  83. Profile photo of BUCK8407
    BUCK8407 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:44 am
    Maybe she should try not being ugly
  84. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:56 am
    Blah blah blah - at 2:22 she meets her girlfriend on a park bench. "Alone" my ass.
  85. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 7:32 am
    I think we all know what alone time really is.
    fap fap fap
  86. Profile photo of mxaguilar2
    mxaguilar2 Female 18-29
    17 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:42 am
    hmmm.........i like her shoes
  87. Profile photo of kidney
    kidney Female 18-29
    112 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:42 am
    that`s pretty. :)
    i like going places alone. it`s more fun a lot of the time actually. but, if you actually have friends, that`s fun too. haha.
  88. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:46 am
    I like this. Like... I really, really, really like this. Love it in fact. And, OH! Look at that. A Canadian. I-A-B, you`re really tugging at my little maple leaf heartstrings here.
  89. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Likes being alone? Well, hope she dosn`t plan to have kids then. Never a moment alone.
  90. Profile photo of alwaysright
    alwaysright Female 30-39
    27 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    @duffytoler: I think that`s a stranger she`s spontaneously struck up a conversation with.
  91. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    She`s like the female version of Riddick except it`s about loneliness instead of darkness :D
  92. Profile photo of xRedheadx3
    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    This is beautiful. I love it.
  93. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    It`s sad that there are so many lonely people out there who would probably get along great if they just met each other.
  94. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    "Maybe she should try not being ugly"

    BUCK8407, I must be a huge immature jerk because that actually made me laugh out loud. I sympathize with this woman and often spend time alone, but funny is funny.
  95. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    Buck8407: That`s what I was thinking. Maybe get a different haircut, lose a few pounds and wear something flattering.
    I appreciate her willingness to wait instead of just jumping from meaningless relationship to meaningless relationship.
  96. Profile photo of Narornythmm
    Narornythmm Female 13-17
    21 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    @flingspoo: Lose a few pounds? I think that would make her unhealthy...
  97. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    "I Am Special"

    yup. just like everyone else.
  98. Profile photo of Selfluminous
    Selfluminous Male 18-29
    86 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 5:10 am
    more like what to do when you can`t get laid
  99. Profile photo of Teilomsas
    Teilomsas Male 13-17
    10 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 6:29 am
    She couldn`t possibly have made this video without working closely with someone else, considering the camera work involved.
  100. Profile photo of izzylyn
    izzylyn Female 13-17
    80 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    I think she`s lovely. her words are inspirational and she obviously has a beautiful soul
  101. Profile photo of Happy_Pandas
    Happy_Pandas Female 13-17
    307 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 3:50 am
    I quite like her. Thought this video was sort of strange at first but I grew to like it.
    Also, she seems very pretty to me. Really. Just because she might not wear make-up doesn`t make her less pretty, I think it makes us uglier. Plus, she`s a normal weight, or appears to be close to one.. she`s not a stick, granted, or a noticeably overweight.. that`s probably healthier than being either.
    jeez, stop criticizing everyone who shows their face on the internets looks.
  102. Profile photo of fuzzykeeko
    fuzzykeeko Female 30-39
    42 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    this is amazing, and i go to it often, she is beautiful, and so is her message

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