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Poll #1100624 Feeling connected, escaping isolation

What makes you feel connected to the world? (check all that apply)

Seeing family
0(0.0%)
Calling family
0(0.0%)
Emailing family and friends
0(0.0%)
Text-messaging friends
0(0.0%)
Being social, dating, etc
0(0.0%)
Posting/reading blogs and Live Journal
0(0.0%)
People you see at work
0(0.0%)
Keeping up on sports
0(0.0%)
Keeping up on current events
0(0.0%)
Keeping up on certain television shows
0(0.0%)
Reading certain books
1(4.0%)
Going to certain bars/clubs
0(0.0%)
Recieving recognition for your work from esteemed sources
0(0.0%)
Building your own family
0(0.0%)
Acquiring degrees/certifications/awards
0(0.0%)

When you feel disconnected from the world, what do you do to feel better? (check all that apply)

Reach out to friends and family
1(4.0%)
Get depressed a bit, but do nothing in particular
0(0.0%)
Start over by moving, quitting, starting something new
0(0.0%)
Shopping
0(0.0%)
Carbo-loading/alcohol consumption/other drugs
0(0.0%)
Distracting oneself with television/reading/other escapes of media
0(0.0%)
Getting angry and taking it out on something/someone safe
0(0.0%)
Exercise, de-stressing activities
0(0.0%)
Find new people to get involved with
0(0.0%)
Write, make music, create art of some sort
0(0.0%)

Is it healthy to want to belong / feel connected to people and the world around you?

Yes
25(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

What do you think is the most healthy way to feel connected to the world?

What do you think is the most healthy way to re-establish connection to the world when you feel disconnected or alone?



Those last two questions might have the same answer, cause they're almost the same. But, basically, I am curious about the difference between ways to be connected, and ways to self-medicate/re-establish lost connection.

I don't know why I'm thinking about this stuff today.

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actually, you have great answers. you just don't feel free to express them right here, so you're doing a dance. you act like you don't say anything for some elusive far fetched untouchable reason. in reality, you don't express yourself because of very specific events.

it's great to be in control of what you say. it's great to project strength. but monitoring what you say for the benefit of few people (aka walking on eggshells) is annoying. that's why you're at a loss with your journaling.

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