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Old 07-30-2013
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It definitely depresses me. I live in a bad part of Los Angeles. I can not stand going outside and seeing all the graffiti and trash and run-down buildings and the people are just horrible. I don't feel like I belong here. I grew up here but always went to schools in better cities because my mom wanted me to go to better schools. I want to move so bad but it just seems impossible for me.
I went camping this past weekend and loved it. I want to move to a farm. That seems like it would be perfect for me. I just want to move far away from here but I have no idea how to make that happen since I don't even drive or know anyone who lives anywhere else.
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Old 07-30-2013
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Hm... As a whole, I don't know if the place I live truly depresses me so much as it just makes me feel trapped, which can contribute to the depression. There are perks to living in a rural area, but it really just isn't for me. I like cities, I enjoy cities, I enjoy larger towns and suburbs. I basically like convenience. The quiet in the country is nice (but some days I don't get it at all, thanks to rednecks), but living 30+ mins. away from the nearest grocery store is really annoying. It gets extremely boring here after a while when I can't walk really walk anywhere. Woods are okay, but I'm not a total nature person. I like coffee shops and libraries and little stores and commercial stores and streets and sidewalks. Not surrounded by trees and dirt roads and wild animals and nothingness for miles. I know some people love it, but like I said it's just not for me.
I can relate. I live in a somewhat rural area too, and it makes me feel extremely isolated and smothered. It's weird, I have social anxiety but I also prefer large cities. I miss where I used to live even though it was in a bad neighborhood. But at least there everything was so convenient and right down the street. The grocery store was 4 minutes away, compared to nearly 40 minutes away here. I really, really hate it. I need to get out of here but I can barely even leave the house due to being agoraphobic. So yeah, it definitely contributes to my depression. Feeling so isolated and feeling stuck can be very difficult to deal with, especially as of late.
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Old 07-30-2013
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Very much so, no like-minded people around here. I'm getting the hell out of here as soon as I can.
Exact same with me.

Hopefully headed to Boulder, Colorado within a few years though!
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Old 07-30-2013
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I'm pretty isolated, so yes.
But I'm moving in two weeks.
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Old 08-09-2013
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I moved into a nice apartment, and Iīm happy to have my own place. The town I live in isnīt exactly my dream place to live, but itīs okay, and Iīve lived in worse places.
I want to live in the countryside, and Iīd love to live in a forest or something, I hope I will in a couple of years.
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Old 08-09-2013
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I can relate. I live in a somewhat rural area too, and it makes me feel extremely isolated and smothered. It's weird, I have social anxiety but I also prefer large cities. I miss where I used to live even though it was in a bad neighborhood. But at least there everything was so convenient and right down the street. The grocery store was 4 minutes away, compared to nearly 40 minutes away here. I really, really hate it. I need to get out of here but I can barely even leave the house due to being agoraphobic. So yeah, it definitely contributes to my depression. Feeling so isolated and feeling stuck can be very difficult to deal with, especially as of late.
^ Yeah it is weird isn't it? But there's something enjoyable about the anonymity being in the city compared to living in a small town. Small towns aren't always filled with nice people, and the less people you have the more they're going to talk. I've lived here over 10 years and I still don't know very many in the small town I live in, or the nearby towns, yet some know me only because of my mother or just seeing me at former high school functions. It's kind of weird having people ask you about your family and knowing the general area you live when you don't even know them. People think I'm "weird" and "stuck up" for not knowing anyone else, but honestly my social anxiety has just prevented me from getting to know anyone. Not just that but small town talk and gossip also does not remotely interest me. I'd much rather just spend days out on my own without having to worry about bumping into someone I know or that knows me and trying to strike up a conversation and then worry about possibly being part of the gossip of someone else's conversation.
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Old 08-09-2013
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Myself I don't have problem with were I live...I don't think It affects my SP...


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Old 08-09-2013
 

I live in the middle of London.

To be honest, I hate it...
The presence of shops and easy transport are convenient... but I mostly stay for the sake of my job. I have quite a good job. I got lucky. I wouldn't be able to do better later, and certainly not outside of London.
Things would be pretty ok here... if it weren't for the people.
So many people.
So many disgusting, heliophilic, gormlessly staring profligates.

I hate them.
Every day I wish I could just kill people with my mind. I'd leave a trail of corpses wherever I went.

People are more tolerable online... where I don't have to put up with their staring, their getting in the way, their ugly faces and revolting smells.


I intend to move back to Wales eventually. Either when I've got enough money saved up or when I get banned (fired) from my job.
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Old 08-09-2013
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^ Yeah it is weird isn't it? But there's something enjoyable about the anonymity being in the city compared to living in a small town. Small towns aren't always filled with nice people, and the less people you have the more they're going to talk. I've lived here over 10 years and I still don't know very many in the small town I live in, or the nearby towns, yet some know me only because of my mother or just seeing me at former high school functions. It's kind of weird having people ask you about your family and knowing the general area you live when you don't even know them. People think I'm "weird" and "stuck up" for not knowing anyone else, but honestly my social anxiety has just prevented me from getting to know anyone. Not just that but small town talk and gossip also does not remotely interest me. I'd much rather just spend days out on my own without having to worry about bumping into someone I know or that knows me and trying to strike up a conversation and then worry about possibly being part of the gossip of someone else's conversation.

Exactly! I personally prefer nature or smalltowns over cities, but it does feel good to be able to dissapear in the crowd of a big city where people donīt take notice of my somewhat eccentric clothing... What a dilemma.
I want to live in a forest, and then there should be a big city just 20 minutes train ride away, where I could go to do stuff and dissapear in the crowd. Someone, tell me where that place is.
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Old 08-09-2013
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Nanita- Hobart, Tasmania. Actually Hobart isn't that big, but it is a city.. i think... But the bush is really close to the city.
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Old 08-11-2013
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Nanita- Hobart, Tasmania. Actually Hobart isn't that big, but it is a city.. i think... But the bush is really close to the city.
I think I will move there then
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Old 08-11-2013
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The town I live in is nice, but the people I live with make me depressed. It's a long story and I can't just move out.




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Old 08-11-2013
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I hate being where i am, all it does is make my depression worse. It reminds me that my marriage failed before i got to get married, reminds me that im back to being alone and unwanted. Im back in my abusive/money taking/drug using/gambling/useless mother's house.

I cant afford to move out on my own so im a bit stuck at the moment. Plus with uni i dont have time for househunting and i have several pets... So im stuck for now in hell really...
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Old 08-11-2013
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Nanita, the other nice thing about Hobart is that it's almost the end of the earth if that's your thing.
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Old 08-11-2013
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Hi lonelyxenite, where do you live in nsw?
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I hate being where i am, all it does is make my depression worse. It reminds me that my marriage failed before i got to get married, reminds me that im back to being alone and unwanted. Im back in my abusive/money taking/drug using/gambling/useless mother's house.

I cant afford to move out on my own so im a bit stuck at the moment. Plus with uni i dont have time for househunting and i have several pets... So im stuck for now in hell really...
University doesn't last forever.

See... after you get done with Uni... and then the period of time when you're unemployed.... you'll eventually have a job.

And then instead of having loads of free time and no money, you'll have money and no time... or possibly neither of each.

Personally... I'd recommend polishing up on your survival skills, then escaping to the wild. I mean I'd recommend it because that is what I'd want to do if I wasn't super lazy (and if I didn't have a job, which I do) ...

Living in a cave and hunting deer or whatever would probably be perfection.
Not really sure about the relative legality of it... but whatever.
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Old 08-11-2013
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I sometimes don't like how busy my suburb is. It's not suburbia it's kind of inner city. I would like to live somewhere where there wasn't such a slick vibe... But it's kind of nice that there are still Italian, Greek, Lebanese and Turkish communities which kind of keep it a bit more real...
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Old 08-11-2013
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Hi lonelyxenite, where do you live in nsw?
South coast, near wollongong
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Old 08-11-2013
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Personally... I'd recommend polishing up on your survival skills, then escaping to the wild. I mean I'd recommend it because that is what I'd want to do if I wasn't super lazy (and if I didn't have a job, which I do) ...

Living in a cave and hunting deer or whatever would probably be perfection.
Not really sure about the relative legality of it... but whatever.
I do consider running off and living off the land quite regularly, but i have pets to care for.
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Old 08-11-2013
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South coast, near wollongong
I actually like this area.
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