People Divulge How They Cope With Loneliness
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Many people value solitude, and having time to themselves.

For others though, loneliness can be a crippling feeling.

Having no one to talk to or spend time with can get wearying after an extended amount of time.

Something many people know more than ever after the global pandemic hit in spring of 2020.

But while some people simply succumb to being lonely, others will find ways to help them cope with, if not completely forget, being all alone.

Redditor No_Blackberry_6286 was curious to hear the different ways people have of coping with their loneliness, leading them to ask:

"Reddit, how do you cope with loneliness?"


Make the most with what makes you happy

"I've learned to enjoy my own company and focus on my hobbies."

"Funny enough, this gives me stuff to talk about when I am around people."

Voices in the background

"Listening to people talk on YouTube so I feel less alone in my house."

Millions of friends, just one click away.

"Chat with random people on Reddit."

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Still figuring it out

"I don't I'm f*cking miserable."- Savathunh

"I don't :("- __MashedPotatoes__·

Get my body movin'

"Working out."

"It makes me feel better about myself and I have something to do alone."- DerpBread69

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Who says I need to?

"I love solitude."- Befuddled_GenXer

"I become one with loneliness."- thenewyorkoffice

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Hit the snooze button

"Sleep 12+ hours a day."- RockandRoll682

Instant tension and relief

"Lots of arguing online about sh*t I don't care about at all, just to have some form of social interaction, and get off at least 3 times a day."-

There are very few worse feelings than that of being alone.

But it's also quite remarkable how much doing something that makes you happy, be it ever so simple, can elevate your feelings.


There are just some actions we never grow out of.

When it's time to grow up... grow up.

Let's discuss the signs and scenarios we should know about.

Redditor Grouchy-Trip9582 wanted the grown ups reading to listen up and act their age.They asked:

"What is a childish behaviour adults do that makes you cringe?"
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On occasion, all of us look in a mirror and wish there was something about our physical characteristics that was different.

Being a few inches taller, having a different hair color, maybe a smaller nose.

But then, as we continue to stare at our reflection, we might suddenly realize there are some things about ourselves which we don't mind at all.

In fact, we might even be proud of our eye color, the shape of our ears, or having an enviable jawline.

For most people, finding their best attribute might not be so difficult to determine, owing to slim pickings.

But for those blessed with good genetics, choosing their best physical trait might be a bit more difficult.

Redditor askredditiscool was curious to hear what people with enviable genetics considered their best physical quality, leading them to ask:

"People who have 'won the genetic lottery' what qualities do you have?"
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Self-awareness is a strong and admirable quality which far too few people have.

Particularly as those who are truly self-aware are often willing and able to admit when they're wrong, or if there is something about their personality which could, and probably should, be changed.

Truth be told, it doesn't take a great deal of self-awareness to realize and acknowledge your less than admirable traits.

More than likely, these are the things about ourselves that we've likely hoped we might change for a very long time.

Redditor sound-hub was eager to hear people share their least admirable qualities, leading them to ask:

"What's one bad trait about you?"
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It's hard not to look back in life on some things we wish we handled them differently.

Some of these are relatively minor, like wishing we chose a different hotel on a vacation, or being a bit more friendly to certain people in middle school.

But sometimes, we look back on decisions we made, and wonder if our lives might be different had we not made certain decisions, or behaved in a certain way.

Redditor lillyrosebennet was curious to hear what the Reddit community regrets most in their lives, leading them to ask:

"What do you regret?"
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