Caught between

Feeling stressed and exhausted by humans and feeling lonely.

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Anonymous

Jul 10, 2022 at 8:15pm

Give it 10 or 20 years, the human race will have worn you out, and you will no longer be lonely, just exhausted.

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Yes good way

Jul 10, 2022 at 11:27pm

of putting it. I got away for a few weeks alone only to start feeling totally miserable and lonely and having panic attacks. Back living with family and feel ok again but now after a couple weeks craving alone time. Is this a symptom of PTSD from lockdowns etc?

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Anonymous

Jul 11, 2022 at 12:08am

It's a lonely world out there hard to believe with millions of people running around all over the place.
I find human interaction to be exhausting too but I like most people !
I'm in no rush to surround myself with a bunch of people I like my alone time it's refreshing!
Maybe soon I will give some people a chance again to be friends if I remember how to make friends. lol
I've been taking a little time out for me.
Much needed !
Cheers to you.
Don't be sad :)

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Yes

Jul 11, 2022 at 3:41am

I’m alone most of the week, WFH-style. To have some sense of community, I join sports groups. After hanging for about 6 hours, I discover my brain is utterly exhausted and spent dealing with the myriad personalities and conversations while maintaining physical safety measures. I end up wanting to break away and be alone to give myself rest, end up doing it, and feel lonely. It’s a weird transition. Know how you feel OP. It’s like I need to do some training in group socializing. Perhaps my limit is only 2-3 hours right now, and I’m pushing too hard to be with the herd.

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It's too much ado about nothing.

Jul 11, 2022 at 10:51pm

It seems as though nobody wants to listen to you. They just want to tell you what their angle is on your story. Or maybe explain that your own thoughts are similar to their high school buddies, but not as good. Or perhaps they saw this parrot in New Zealand that said the same thing. It's very tiring conversing with people who refuse to listen to you and end up talking over you with one upmanship anecdotes. But at least you can assured that they don't give a shit about you when they can't even shut their mouth for three minutes so that you can finish your thought.

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Yes

Jul 12, 2022 at 7:49am

You speak for me also. Good fortune to us in the limbos to come.

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Bo

Jul 12, 2022 at 8:27am

I can relate to this post. I oscillate between wanting to socialize but when I do,all I want after a few hours is to escape and be alone. In find socializing exhausting and people tend to talk at me instead of with me. A friend is in town and I"m thinking of telling a lie to avoid seeing her as I find her exhausting. I call these people "vampires"because they seem to suck my energy and life force in their company. It is such a strange contradiction to yearn for company but then avoid it. I love my own company and have no problem being alone but there definitely are times when I feel deeply lonely.And yes,I have tried joining groups,activities etc. but I also find that tiring as you often feel an obligation to keep up the conversation. It's good to know there are others out there that feel the same way.

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