Being alone is not always a bad thing, it gives you time to learn about yourself. Whether you feel most alone lying in a bed in a dark room or walking through a forest, being in that state allows for almost completely unhindered reflection upon one’s self. This form of self-reflection has resulted in several life changing thoughts and feelings throughout most of my teenage life.
I have lain in bed spending prolonged periods of time in this state, questioning a multitude of things. My own existence, the reason why I am consistently depressed, the reason why I procrastinate on essays, all of these are things I have thought of in this state of loneliness. These issues alone might not affect the average person, but it has changed my life and resulted in severe changes in my personality.
One day in particular stands out as life-changing. I had been going through rough times, and had been sitting in a spot which was in all actuality, not that far away from others, but it still gave me this sense of loneliness. I sat there alone for no more than an hour, and in that small period of time, the sheer amount of jealousy and hatred contained within me overwhelmed me, and what had once been an incredibly insecure and jealous individual, became incredibly hateful on top of all of that.
Not all instances of this result in such changes, but the fact that even a few can attests to the impact such moments can have on an individual, or at least on myself. Moments drenched in emotion are the most memorable, while ones that are moments of habit are easily forgotten entirely. Even as I sit alone writing this essay, I am experiencing this sensation of loneliness, allowing me to interact with myself in a manner which allows for personal gr...
... middle of paper ...
...oating at the deepest part, below rock bottom, wallowing in anger and sadness, occasionally pushing back up only to fall down again. This only manages to feed the cycle, continuing it indefinitely, until I am pulled to the top once again by someone, and can take a breath deep enough that I can stay afloat once again.
Feeling alone is different than being alone; one can be surrounded by people, and feel alone. My lesson after all this time, is that if one feels lonely, and it is affecting them in a truly negative way, that person must reach upwards, and realize that despite the fact that they can drag themselves to the surface, a helping hand makes the task that much easier. Being alone helps a person relax, feeling alone allows a person to self-reflect, and being and feeling alone will hopefully teach the individual to reach out to others for help from time to time.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- When Thomas Nagel introduces how he understands death to be bad, he first makes a definition of what ‘death’ is assumed to be. He makes it clear that after death we are not to accept, for the purpose of the argument, that we, or our consciousness is to exist in an immortal form. We must accept death to be the end of ourselves and our conscious survival, a permanent death. Thus the question, if death is the permanent end of our existence, is it a bad thing. Before we look at an answer we must clarify one more thing, Nagel does not take into consideration the impact of death has on others, as it does not benefit the argument, Nagel wants to know why death is bad for the individual alone.... [tags: Life, Death, Consciousness, Afterlife]
1018 words (2.9 pages)
- Commercialization is the process of introducing a product to either a mass or niche market. Owners, often, encourage such commercialization because it helps to expose their team or sport to larger audiences, which will help generate revenue. Commercial sport is something not all people are comfortable with or like. I think that it has its place within professional sports alone. But we are seeing it more and more at the college level with Div. 1 NCAA Men’s Basketball and Football. At an elite amateur level, like colligate sport, I think is where commercialization is a bad thing because it takes away from what amateur sport is really about which is participating in athletics while learning.... [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports, Game]
1065 words (3 pages)
- Parents Being the youngest in my family can be a good and bad thing sometimes. I grew up with two older brothers and one older sister. My parents raised us all very well but there were always different standards for every single one of us. In a hispanic family it alway fair to say that there will always be different standards for their sons than for their daughters. When my siblings and I all lived together as a family there were different expectations based on our gender in different ways. There were certain things that my sister and I always had to do and my brothers never had too.... [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, High school]
1127 words (3.2 pages)
- "From childhood's hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone. Then- in my childhood, in the dawn Of a most stormy life- was drawn From every depth of good and ill The mystery which binds me still: From the torrent, or the fountain, From the red cliff of the mountain, From the sun that round me rolled In its autumn tint of gold, From the lightning in the sky As it passed me flying by, From the thunder and the storm, And the cloud that took the form (When the rest of Heaven was blue) Of... [tags: Edgar Allen Poe]
1478 words (4.2 pages)
- Tethered. Is it bad. Born between 1995 and present, call them Generation Z (Gen Z). They talk in acronyms and communicate through technology. In the past, before Gen Z, everything connected or attached with wire, including telephones, televisions, and computers. Today, Gen Z connects these same technologies, wirelessly. In a recent chapter, pulled from a book entitled Alone Together: Why we Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle, the author indicates Gen Z cannot function untethered.... [tags: Mobile phone, Technology, Communication]
712 words (2 pages)
- ... He pushed the thought out of his head and began walking in the first direction he picked. He was walking for about an hour when the scenery began to change. He began to walk past tall trees bearing every kind of fruit instead of just a vast grassy expanse. Walking even further, he came upon a small log cabin. Jean walked up to the cabin and pushed on the door. To his surprise it opened easily and Jean walked inside. It was pretty, with cozy looking furniture and a stone brick fireplace. Brightly coloured rugs and curtains adorned the living room.... [tags: creative writing, jean, friends]
722 words (2.1 pages)
- It was a very startling reality check, to say the least. But then again I never did have very good luck in my life, my life was filled with many unfortunate events. They would always happen to me so frequently, I mean people have bad thing happen to them. But seriously, my parents end up being killed before I even get to know them, then If that is not bad enough them the Headmaster of the orphanage burns it down. which leads to the death of more of the people, I care about. Then to make it even worse, I end up on the police force with an extremely violent and dangerous drill Sargent.... [tags: Human, Thought, KILL, Even Worse]
1206 words (3.4 pages)
- “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” All of us, humans, go through our own experiences and no one can do that for us. Those experiences make us who we truly are, and what we’re set out to be. This is my story… I was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. My parents lived in Tama, Iowa and after a year we moved to West Union. After 6 months, they moved to Ridgeway, since then I’ve been living in Ridgeway. My first five years of my life I was usually home alone on weekdays because both of my parents worked.... [tags: High school, Middle school, 2005 singles, College]
1146 words (3.3 pages)
- And the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone...” ―Genesis 2:18 A true outsider is, in the end, exquisitely alone, and what a cruel and forlorn existence it is. In the deepest, darkest, coldest, and emptiest sense of the word, to be alone, truly alone― Dostoevsky said it best in the The Brothers Karamazov, writing,“What is hell. I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”(Dostoevsky, 1). To exist on the 'outside' is, by definition, to be excluded, marginalized, minimalized, unheard, unspoken to, unseen, unloved, and unnoticed.... [tags: solitary confinement, isolation, social]
3289 words (9.4 pages)
- Abortion is Not Bad Abortion is not bad, rather it is your logic and argumentation that is lacking in ability and understanding. First, you argue that the presence of a beating heart alone necessarily qualifies a fetus as being a living human being that is entitles to a right to life. While on its face this argument may initially appear compelling, it is profoundly lacking in scientific substantiation. A fetus during the first trimester of development may have a small impulse that resembles a heart beat, but it completely lacks both a brain and a central nervous system.... [tags: Papers]
624 words (1.8 pages)