I'm really ashamed of the fact that I have no friends and that I'm basically a social reject in a way. I think that's what people are ashamed of the most of having no one by their side and being alone.
What should someone be most ashamed of?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/03/2013|
The should be ashamed of doing evil. Being ashamed of circumstances of life or the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or aspects of their personality.... all that's just silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/11/2013|
Yeah, agree with r2, you should only be ashamed when you don't do the right thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/11/2013|
I am ashamed of not lending support to those who needed me when I was young and selfish. I have been making up for it for many years now. It is the only way to make the guilt and shame bearable.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/11/2013|
People should be ashamed when they lack a conscience, but they are not.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/11/2013|
Unless a person is doing something immoral or unethical they should not be ashamed of anything.
One thing I find most annoying about some people is how they are ashamed of where or how they grew up, especially if they grew up poor or in a town that is not seen as an exciting place. I feel very sorry for people like that because where and how you grew up are two of the main forces that made you into the person you are. Unless you're a dirt bag why be embarrassed about it?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/11/2013|
Using ad hominem tactics in a disagreement.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/11/2013|
You should not be ashamed of anything, OP, unless it is for doing something intentionally to hurt another person. We should spend our lives trying to help people, help each other. And if we cannot help them, at least don't hurt them.
We are all human and we are all on this planet together. NO ONE is inherently any "better" than another. Everyone has challenges. If you think someone else has it better than you, just remember the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim.
And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, 'Good-morning,' and he glittered when he walked.
And he was rich - yes, richer than a king - And admirably schooled in every grace: In fine, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place.
So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/11/2013|
[quote]NO ONE is inherently any "better" than another
I'm sorry but that's not true at all. There are loads of people I consider myself inherently better than. Rapists, murderers, child molesters, and I could keep going but I don't have the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/11/2013|
r8, those are examples of acts. "Inherently" doesn't apply unless you believe those people were following a blueprint from day one and were born murderers, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/11/2013|
Smelly, cheesy foreskin
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/11/2013|
To be fair, r10, those unfortunates didn't choose their condition. But their parents certainly should be ashamed for leaving them with a lifelong plague.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/11/2013|
I'm most ashamed of my behavior at the age of 12. I turned on a friend and bullied him for being FMinate.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/11/2013|
R11. I stand corrected
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/11/2013|
That haircut. I mean, really!
And don't GET me started on those shoes!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/11/2013|
agree with R7...to do something deliberate to cause another person physical or emotional hurt....that is cause for true shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/11/2013|
if it helps, OP, you're not alone; a friend is CONVINCED I started this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/11/2013|
r16, you have a friend who KNOWS you come here? Shit. I'd be ASHAMED if any of my friends knew I visited this site.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/11/2013|
I know who you are R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/11/2013|
If my friends read the things I wrote here, I'd be quite ashamed.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/11/2013|
Categorizing unknown persons into vapid stereotypes, and then flattering yourself with your enlightened perspective.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/11/2013|
Obviously not R16, since if you have friends you wouldn't be OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/11/2013|
R20 on the other hand, is someone we know a lot about.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/11/2013|
People should be ashamed of their selfishness. There is extreme selfishness in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/11/2013|
Ashamed I did not make more of my talents and life.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/11/2013|
OP, Please don't be ashamed of feeling friendless. I had to learn the hard way that it's better to believe that you have no friends, then to have an emergency and not to be able to rely on those for whom you've done so very much to help in the past. You need to find out how to find reliable, kind, supportive people that will truly be there for you. Good luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/11/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/11/2013|
"I'm really ashamed of the fact that I have no friends and that I'm basically a social reject in a way."
...in a way? Oh, Sweetie...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/11/2013|
[r25] Holy shit, man. That's what happened to me. I had alllll these "friends" in my life and the bottom fell out of my world and i was confronted with realization that I only "knew alot of people" but had no "true friends".
3 years ago, I had to move home (45 minutes away) to deal with health problems, and to this day not ONE friend has called, emailed, or texted to see how I was doing! Not one!!! Every thing i thought I knew about my relationships crumbled and disintegrated.
I discovered I made the wrong people important in my life and the people who should have mattered rejected my attempts to reconnect once I moved back. Door after door, slammed in my face. I blew it!!! I officially fucked up my life.
So now, OP, I too have no friends and a distorted view of what a friend is. Not sure how to make new friends at 43 either.
I've learned, don't make "Work friends" your only friends. This was part of my problem. Work was my life, so those were the only people I had time for. Big mistake.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/11/2013|
You are seriously singing my song r28.
Single, 43, lost my job, which I now realize I put way too much time and energy into, and I am now too old and over educated to get back into the field. I then lost both parents unexpectedly within that same year, basically lost any semblance of a family due to ridiculous in fighting over the handling of my parents estate. And when I most needed them most, people I thought were my real friends were not what they seemed.
It's a harsh reality to face, and you're right, establishing a new friend base in your 40's is not an easy task.
I empathize completely with your situation. It's not an easy one to work though, but have faith. . .hopefully things will turn around for us both.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/11/2013|
overreacting to receiving a pic of a dic in one's e-mail, cellphone, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/11/2013|
r28, r29...I had a very similar experience in my own life...I eased the lonliness by getting a dog. While walking my dog, other people with dogs started stopping to talk. Eventually several of us started walking our dogs together. Then we started hanging out. Those new friends introduced me to their friends and so forth. While not the "social circle" I had surrounded myself with in the past, we are truly friends and are there for each other in every sense of the word unlike my aquaintances from the past. Btw...Im 51...
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/11/2013|
Farting & pooping
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/11/2013|
Gambling - throwing thousands of dollars away essentially and feeling like I don't deserve the money I work very hard for.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/11/2013|
I'm ashamed of not being rich.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/11/2013|
Omg I'm 45 and friendless as well. We should all hang out together.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/11/2013|
[quote]I officially fucked up my life.
It looks rather as though life fucked up your life. I don't see why you should blame yourself for the shabby behaviour of other people. The shame is theirs.
R28 and R29 seem to have done all 'the right things' in life, including being too trusting and industrious. Again, no grounds for shame.
Harsh lessons, obviously, but I agree with the cautious optimism of R51. There are decent, similarly burned people out there. Don't let the shameless prevail.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/11/2013|
Sorry, I meant the cautious optimism of R31, whose age I typed instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/11/2013|
But OP, why be ashamed of having no friends, when you have so many real reasons to be embarrassed?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/12/2013|
One of the times I dread the most is when I have to have some sort of medical procedure done, and the catty ladies behind the partition in the doc's office say, "you'll need a friend to come with you and drive you home." When I say that I just don't have anyone to do that, they leer at me as if I had just announced I had a raging case of herpes. I cannot tell you how badly I have neglected my health(body and teeth) just because I can't bear to go through the embarrassment. The weird thing is I don't mind being alone, and I seldom if ever desire human companionship, but I am getting older(50) and I may need to hire one of those "Granny Nannies" people to help me get caught up on the things I need done. Good luck to you OP. If I could, I would tell you to give me a holler if you need someone to talk to...but then I guess that's what DL is for!!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/12/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/12/2013|
OP, you should be ashamed of posting your whiny, self-pitying, sub-adult drivel on the DL - over and over and over and over and over.
My god, it's tedious. STOP.
The dumb frauen you get to sympathize and pay attention to you would be much more plentiful somewhere else. Go there.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/12/2013|
One specific Canadian person should be very ashamed of claiming his one in a million charmed life was miserably hard for that one year. I was there. I know it wasn't hard and he was never happier.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/14/2013|
R39 I feel you.
I was at the docs yesterday, and had to fill out some new paperwork. I filled out the emergency contact (family member) but in the "who can we discuss your condition with" section blank. The receptionist, called out loudly as I sat in the waiting room "You left who we can talk to section blank, don't you have anyone for this section"
I just stared at her. I'm single, and it's times like these that I am all to aware of it. I just said "use the family member contact"
I'm only 37 but in a newish area with not many/any real friends here, let alone a partner.
And honestly if I didn't have anyone to put in the family member section I would have no one to pick me up from surgery. Not a soul. It worries me.
I wonder if they have services for these kinds of things. Even for outpatient surgery, if you undergo any form of anesthesia, you need to have someone pick you up for the hospital or doc office.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/14/2013|
They aren't going to stop you if you walk out R43. That would be kidnapping.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/14/2013|
You should be ashamed of the hatred of minorities and women you are spewing here.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/14/2013|
I checked my damn self out of the hospital after surgery. The nurse hens clucked and judged, but I did it unapologetically and as R44 said they can't stop a person from leaving. They just make it seem like you MUST have someone with you but it's not a law.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/14/2013|
r43, you can call the discharge planner (usually a social worker) at the hospital if you need someone to ever help you get home. Or,if necessary, you can go into subacute care until you're ready to take care of yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/14/2013|
Everyone should be ashamed of voting Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/14/2013|
Everyone should be ashamed of voting. Suckerz
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/14/2013|
[r39] and [r43] I had to go Mayo Clinic in Minnesota from california three years ago. (fascinating place; very Orwellian). I had no one to accompany me. I have a sister but she's a single parent. So, off I went, for 8 days.
In the paperwork it states "do not come alone, bring a family member or friend". The theory behind it is, a second set of ears helps to remember what the doctors say, and a second brain may think of questions you wouldn't think of. Also, they may have devastating news and who wants to be all alone to process it. For me, it was a time in my life that I WISHED to god I was better at picking/keeping friends. As I sat in hospital beds, all I could do is obsess about my shitty life.
But back to you two--- there ARE companies that offer care after surgeries and such. It's call Companion Care. Or Occupational Care. It's 20 dollars an hour.-- four hour minimum. They'll take you to doctors appointments or grocery shopping. they'll do light housekeeping, etc. I used them for my mom when I lived in another city.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/15/2013|
Does a hit and run count? I don't think the lady made it.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/15/2013|
more than 3 nominations without a win
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/15/2013|
I am ashamed that I keep rolling over my penis with my desk chair.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/03/2013|
There was a previous thread about us friendless folks (actually, I have one friend, though he lives far away). In my case, I "dropped out" as it were several years ago, and now can't get "back in" to re-start my life. I'm sometimes ashamed that I haven't accomplished much in life; I was a perpetual student for quite a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/03/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/03/2013|
R41 You should be ashamed of your entire existence--you are clearly a callous, nasty cunt. Your day will come.
OP, I think we as a culture have become more "friendless," in the most authentic sense of the word, real friends being replaced, because it's easier by "virtual friends." I also think, once you are out of college, it becomes more and more difficult to find and make new friends, and we become more cautious about doing so. I have a partner, but, beyond that, only friends from work (and a few scattered friends at long distances from previous jobs and school)--I am having outpatient surgery in a few weeks, and my partner will be there to take me home--but he leaves for a conference in Italy the next day. I'm not concerned about being alone during that time (I'll be on paid meds and miserable, so being alone with the cats watching TCM and sleeping is probably the best thing anyway), but it hit me that, if the timing had worked out differently by a day, I would have to ask a work friend to drive and pick me up, and it would feel like an imposition--I know a couple people who would do it and gladly, but it would still feel like an imposition.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/03/2013|
R56, I understand what you are saying, but your situation with having a partner in life is radically a million miles away from a person who has no partner and is alone in life without a close friend or friends.
There is not even a comparison with living life with a partner and living life without a partner and without friends.
Every aspect in life is extremely different from your situation with a partner and the partnerless friendless existence of others.
What you do say that is true and helpful though is explaining that we as a culture have become more 'friendless'. I believe that is true and there have been both scholarly articles and popular articles written about how more and more people in the U.S. are without close friends and/or without any friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/03/2013|
Cruelty, especially to a child, or a pet/animal.
Voting for Republicans, or not voting at all.
Treating service people like crap.
I have zero use for anyone like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||07/03/2013|
R57. Oh, I know they are not comparable--but it just remind me many of us are one person away from being totally isolated socially. Since my partner is 20 years my senior and I will probably retire in 5 years when I am 60 and he is 80, these issues are on my mind, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||07/03/2013|
That's by design R57. Lonely people can't organize for higher wages or political change. They want all of us divided from each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/03/2013|
Nothing in particular comes to mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/03/2013|
Those horrible lesbians who scolded one of their invited guests for not giving them a nice enough gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/03/2013|