How to Be Alone

Submitted by: PreoSmo 6 years ago Misc

A beautiful and calming video on the benefits of loneliness. Some of you will be needing this...
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Female 42
this is amazing, and i go to it often, she is beautiful, and so is her message
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Female 307
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.
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Female 80
I think she`s lovely. her words are inspirational and she obviously has a beautiful soul
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Male 10
She couldn`t possibly have made this video without working closely with someone else, considering the camera work involved.
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Male 86
more like what to do when you can`t get laid
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Male 815
"I Am Special"

yup. just like everyone else.
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Female 21
@flingspoo: Lose a few pounds? I think that would make her unhealthy...
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Female 999
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.
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Male 3,756
"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.
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Male 3,756
It`s sad that there are so many lonely people out there who would probably get along great if they just met each other.
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Female 2,044
This is beautiful. I love it.
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Male 3,619
She`s like the female version of Riddick except it`s about loneliness instead of darkness :D
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Female 27
@duffytoler: I think that`s a stranger she`s spontaneously struck up a conversation with.
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Male 2,424
Likes being alone? Well, hope she dosn`t plan to have kids then. Never a moment alone.
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Female 668
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.
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Female 112
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.
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Female 17
hmmm.........i like her shoes
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Male 6,694
I think we all know what alone time really is.
fap fap fap
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Male 5,194
Blah blah blah - at 2:22 she meets her girlfriend on a park bench. "Alone" my ass.
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Male 21
Maybe she should try not being ugly
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Male 769
it``s beautiful... but sad too. I don`t mind being alone.... but I hate feeling lonely.
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Male 877
we like!
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Male 877
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
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Male 877
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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Male 2,893
I love being alone........ sometimes.
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Male 161
Beautiful....
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Male 337
She`s just alone because no one wants to hear her annoying ass voice...
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Male 256
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.
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Male 749
I always thought that if you get bored when alone, you`re probably a boring person
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Male 27
rings true
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Male 10,339
Hippy.
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Male 594
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.
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Female 582
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.
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Male 3,894
Wow. That really struck a chord with me.
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Female 547
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.
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Male 730
That was weird.
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Male 928
this was weird and kinda creepy
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Male 845
thats alot of credits for a poem about being alone.
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Female 3,562
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.
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Female 59
beautiful beautiful video
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Female 798
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!"
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Male 33
that was beautiful.
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Male 1,252
Whos holding the camera lol?
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Female 735
i really liked it. i could try it for a DI for competitive drama.
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Male 2,593
I liked it
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Male 1,625
I really enjoyed this. =D
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Female 322
Loved and she is cute, you small brained egotistic dirtbags.
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Female 78
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.
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Male 491
I can`t be alone. Arguments start, poo happens, then someone calls the cops and then it gets weird.
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Male 349
Nice thing to come back to after a week or so away from IAB
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Female 843
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..."
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Male 576
applause
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Male 194
Beautiful, it reached me :)
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Male 2,549
Mmm, I got goosebumps. Beautifully written and recited.
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Male 25,416
cool!
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Male 589
Preaching to the choir lady. Telling an internet geek how to be alone is like teaching a baby how to cry. only less fun.
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Male 143
This was very reassuring.
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Male 263
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.
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Female 245
that made me more depressed
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Male 137
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.
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Female 198
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.
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Male 1,523
I love to lock myself in my room, turn off the lights, and play guitar/write songs...

Is that creepy? Na.
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Male 37,910
just wait and eventually you will be okay with slitting your wrists....

this was depressing
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Male 588
@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.
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Female 535
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.
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Male 1,378
wow iab was late on this one
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Female 1,148
Awe. I like her voice.
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Female 84
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.
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Male 230
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.
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Male 787
That whole thing was so hipster. Gyuck
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Female 4,039
@Handsompod - you just made me think of the movie Ratatouille. Now that`s weird.
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Male 234
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.
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Male 224
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.
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Male 1,505
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.
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Male 1,108
[quote] {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 [/quote]
I agree, also you get good service because they suspect you may be a critic. Order 2 starters and see the service level rise.
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Female 119
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?
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Male 101
I liked the poetry, but the awkward staring at the camera was annoying
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Male 250
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"
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Male 588
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.
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Female 2,352
Nice.

I would feel awkward as f*ck doing half of this though.
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Male 2,034
As the video went on, it started weirding me out more and more.


And I agree with pmarren.
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Female 22
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.
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Male 54
{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
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Male 7,585
she looks like john lennon, and this is very depressing.
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Male 808
To be fair, I think she makes some good points and is decent looking-but then again I think Lady Gaga is hot
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Female 914
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.
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Male 7
she`s not the best looking chick, but hey, that`s a beautiful find there and i`m hooked
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Male 121
That was soooo awesome. I ennjoyed that more than 99% of stuff on IAB.
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Male 1,178
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...
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Female 4,039
Sitting at a restaurant table eating alone is weird. It just is. You have to sit at the bar.
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Female 2,509
@ pmarren


WTF kind of comment is that. I`ve come to expect more of you
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Male 252
You`re ugly and noone loves you...For her, ignorance IS bliss.
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Male 964
In a way, I do envy her!
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Female 42
Pmarren = more like PMORON.... you`re an a**hole. As for the video - I though it was artfully done and amazing.
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Male 5,314
too annoying to watch
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Male 40
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.
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Male 118
Yeah this seems to be for people who are alone NOT by choice haha
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Male 1,108
I think this should be called the beauty of solitude.
I love solitude but hate feeling lonely.
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Female 635
I`m usually alone, but I never thought of it this way. It`s rather up lifting :)
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Female 20
I love it!
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Male 4,594
Life for her will not be so delightful once she figures out that she`s alone because she`s ugly.
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Female 472
Link: How to Be Alone [Rate Link] - A beautiful and calming video on the benefits of loneliness. Some of you will be needing this...
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