Do You Ever Just Feel Lonely?

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    It's late right now (1:37 am)
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    And I tend to get sort of weird at night
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    Sort of different
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    My emotions lightly float closer to the surface of my personality
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    Out from the deeper parts of me
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    I tend to avoid talking to others or posting things online at this hour.
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    Because I don't always say the "appropriate things"
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    Usually inappropriate things are the things that are truly my opinion in that instance in time
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    Like the exact second a thought pops into my head it flies out my mouth
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    I've gotten better at controlling it over the years
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    But what also comes with this is a deep sort of emotional connection with myself
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    Now I don't think this mood is any more real or less real than my day to day self
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    But it's there. To be seen and evaluated
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    And I had a thought
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    I get really lonely sometimes
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    It seems to be an occasional bout. Something that sneaks up on me when I'm alone with my thoughts. Or when I feel distant From someone.
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    I think we all go through this at one time or another.
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    I think the isolation is a powerful tutor.
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    I've learned a lot in the late nights.
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    Most notably different things about myself.
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    And in learning about myself I learn about others.
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    It helps me understand how to interact more effectively.
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    How to help people that are broken down.
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    It's still a tough thing to accomplish.
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    Sometimes downright impossible.
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    But feeling this way. It makes it easier to understand people.
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    I think deep down we are all very very similar.
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    I think if you want to understand others you have to know yourself.
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    It's a never ending process.
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    I had a friend only recently tell me that I was the only person who talked to her on a day to day basis.
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    And that made me tear up. Because I cherish valuable connections like that. They seem to me to be a rarity today.
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    And to think that if I wasn't there she wouldn't have anyone to confide in regularly. That really hit me in the heart. It made me feel special.
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    She also said she sometimes told me things she had never told anyone before.
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    She apologized for talking about herself so much.
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    But as someone who has felt the depths of isolating emotion. I can say that I would give everything to listen to her talk about her day.
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    Or anyone for that matter.
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    Because while I can survive or even thrive in isolation as an introvert.
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    It isn't always pleasant.
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    Most times it's a horrible weight.
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    And I want you the reader to know.
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    If you feel down, right now.
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    Just hang in there.
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    It'll get better.
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    It always gets better.
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    Especially if you can find the lesson in what the world or God or the universe has given you.
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    Learn from the moment and the moment passes.
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    This is only temporary. You will see daylight again soon.
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    Painful circumstance is a wonderful opportunity to practice finding your inner harmony. Being sad or bored is a perfect chance to test ways to feel better and gain energy.
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    Never let the loneliness blind you to the pain that false connection brings.
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    Sorry for the sad list everyone.
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    Here's a gif to brighten your mood.
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    Colbert + kittens
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    Birdies