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8/20/17 11:47 P

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I feel alone in crowds all the time because I am a loner.

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8/19/17 1:24 P

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i'd describe it as frustrating. I feel that way anytime we have an office function that must be attended. I have little in common with the folks i work with. Most of them are from here, went to school together or is related to someone that did, come from well to do backgrounds and love to party (liquor included). They are mostly into conversing about materialistic things for oneupmanship then getting to know more about each other. Being that DH and I are very simple folk with very humble surroundings, aren't really from around here and aren't into the party scene-- we have little to nothing any of them what to hear. PTL I have DH to join me at some of them which adds a bit of comfort -- otherwise i'd be invisible or worse yet cast aside. Even more grateful that I only have to attend maybe 2-4 of them a year. I guess I'm not much for mixing business with pleasure -- at least not in a partying environment with this crowd!

funny that when I travel or visit new places i never feel alone -- even when traveling to foreign countries. I always look forward to the experience of knowing that others are in the same boat and i make myself available to the opportunity of getting to know others and my surroundings. I'll chat with folks on the bus, on the plane... I'll even offer up my table to share in a crowded restaurant. I meet lots of interesting people that way. I suppose the "don't talk to strangers" thing didn't stick well with the army brat raising I had =}

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8/19/17 12:53 P

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Traveling on my own to countries where I knew no one, nor the language, and had no contacts. It was a growing and enlightening experience each time.

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When I lived in New York and would walk around town.

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8/19/17 12:17 P

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I remember walking through a huge international airport (either Hong Kong or somewhere in Australia) and thinking that I knew nobody, and nobody knew me . . . wondered what would happen if I suddenly disappeared.

After years of similar experiences, in airports, shopping malls, etc., I finally began to embrace it.



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8/19/17 11:55 A

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How would you describe a time when you felt alone in a crowd?


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