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So I had a dream the other night and was curious about something.



If you were completely alone in the world as the only human being alive on the planet (with the exception of animals and life forms besides human beings), how would that make you feel?

Would you enjoy the comfort of never again being bothered by any symptoms of SA whatsoever, or would you feel worse off than before because of the absolute loneliness? Do you think living with SA or being completely alone would be worse?
 

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I would probably live like Will Smith in I Am Legend without all the zombie like people. I would rather have sa and live with people.
 

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I think at that point we would lose the distinction of humanity, that is life for reasons beyond survival. It seems to me that's the main difference between us & animals. A life with minimal contact with the masses like monks & other ascetics we know can be managed. No other people at all seems like some form of hell. I'm sure anyone in that situation would snap rather quickly.
 

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I've given this some thought, and it's a truly creepy scenario. I'd raid the nearest gun shop and kill myself to avoid getting eaten by zombies or something.
 

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I really have thought about this before. And I think I would like to live like this. Having no worrie's in the world. I would have all the time I need. Nowhere to rush. I would build up a house as I want on my own. Watch movies everyday, listen to all kind of music, read books, draw, workout, enjoy the nature and piece - just chill. I think life would be much better then it is now for me. Completely free of everything.
 

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Yeah and you'd probably eventually develop too much of an interest in that hot chimp down the street...
lol! Many a true(ish) word spoken in jest...

I think it would be desperately lonely and not much fun. I'd hopefully get a companion animal to ease some of the lonliness a bit.
 

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To each his/her own I guess. Personally, I'm not sure. If I were completely alone, I imagine that I'd eventually be able to adapt, as I already have somewhat of a semi-ascetic lifestyle as a result of SA.

I don't know how to explain, but I simply love learning. I love learning about the world, our existence, the physical Universe, and life in general - when I pass the time simply by researching things on the Internet or studying my books and learning new things, it seems like my SA starts to "fade" into the background, sometimes even completely, as my mind becomes focused on thoughts other than the daily struggle with SA; sometimes it feels as if daily life and SA in general mean nothing when I begin to think of the "bigger" things in life, so I should say that it frees me and my imagination to think, rather than simply live an empty life everyday, not really doing much of anything due to SA.

So I guess therefore I'd be somewhat alright being completely alone in the world, locked up in some huge university library or some such, simply doing nothing but studying books day after day after day, even though some people would probably snap right away if they knew that the remainder of their life had to be spent in that fashion...

Geez, alright, lemme finish. I guess I'd have to go with living with SA in the end, if I were given one of the two choices, as there is always the chance of eventual recovery.
 

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I really have thought about this before. And I think I would like to live like this. Having no worrie's in the world. I would have all the time I need. Nowhere to rush. I would build up a house as I want on my own. Watch movies everyday, listen to all kind of music, read books, draw, workout, enjoy the nature and piece - just chill. I think life would be much better then it is now for me. Completely free of everything.
You could do this all NOW!!! It's all in your head that someone is judging you or stopping you from doing what you want to do. Everything you've named, minus building a house, is what I do right now! And knowing that I will connect eventually with the people out there is comforting. I wouldn't trade having others around for anything. Accept them all instead of trying to push them away. Find peacefulness in life as it is, with others living around you. Live and let live.
 

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I would prefer to have people around, but I'd be perfectly capable of living as the only person alive. Might be a bit pointless though.

I think I'd have to raid the local pharmacy and take loads of drugs to compensate for a total lack of socialisation.
 

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I'd rather have SA and people.

If I did live completely alone on the planet, I'd make sure I had lots of pets, but even then I still wouldn't be content.

I could do it. I don't think I'd snap. I just wouldn't be too happy knowing that I could never share anything with another person again. I bet I'd end up trekking across the globe looking for another human being.
 

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You could do this all NOW!!! It's all in your head that someone is judging you or stopping you from doing what you want to do. Everything you've named, minus building a house, is what I do right now! And knowing that I will connect eventually with the people out there is comforting. I wouldn't trade having others around for anything. Accept them all instead of trying to push them away. Find peacefulness in life as it is, with others living around you. Live and let live.
I am doing it now, but not always, because I have no time for everything. I have so many interests and everything, but there's so much to do, to achieve and no time. I need to do good at school, get driving license, get a job and I feel like I will feel at all this. There's so much pressure on everything and I barely enjoy anything these days. Also everyday when going to school, gym I have to deal with my SA problems and such. Also seeing others having a good life isn't very nice when you know you are not like them. So i think I would be better all alone doing all the stuff I like. If I would be the only human alive. I would know that theres nothing to achieve, I would know that I don't need to find a relantionship. I could jsut relax from all the pressure that I am in.
 
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