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Why some people to talk to themselves?

  1. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 6 years ago

    What causes people to talk to themselves?

    1. drej2522 profile image86
      drej2522posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ha..what do you mean...like out loud?

    2. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      1.Loneliness
      2.Despair
      3. Plans to take over the world (pinky & brain in one brain)

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yep they are the exact answers I would have picked for number4,5 and 6 on my list.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I see it all the time, but then, I realize they're using Blue Tooth and talking on their cell phones! smile

      1. kmackey32 profile image83
        kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol

    4. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They are really talking to God!  neutral





                                lol

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        try telling Tant that! wink

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I can understand that. I'm  a Goddess ! lol

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol

          2. Hokey profile image59
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes you are! tongue

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Kneel in Adoration !


              big_smile

              1. Hokey profile image59
                Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I will kneel alright!  tongue

                1. tantrum profile image61
                  tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  lol lol lol
                  You better ! If not, right to Heaven! lol

                  1. Hokey profile image59
                    Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I thought that was heaven!!  tongue

    5. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's the best way to find the right answer. wink smile

    6. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes our best company is staring us in the face. smile

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      dietsandvitaminsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't know but I do it all the time. I'm not lonely, in despair or planning to take over the world. I think we all talk to ourselves. Surely you talk to yourself in your own head. Its the same thing but some of us just let it out.

    8. caryanderson profile image61
      caryandersonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The old joke is : "They can't get an intelligent conversation from anyone else."

    9. Denise K Zimmerma profile image59
      Denise K Zimmermaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why People talk to them selves?  Most talk to them selves to figure out if they are doing is right or wrong in certain situations.  It is just like reading out loud it best to understand it better.  You can understand it much better, especially when doing homework assignments and figuring out a math problem.  Some talk cause there is no one to talk too.

    10. nikki1 profile image59
      nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Its better known as thinking out loud and its quite effective.
      You just look funny if you do it in public. That is a private
      thing.

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    mtsi1098posted 6 years ago

    to get answers smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep.
      Not only that, but to get the RIGHT answers too, more likely than not. big_smile

  3. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Because they enjoy their own company........babble...babble..blah..blah.

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      mtsi1098posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah it is sometimes touch scheduling time with yourself though big_smile

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I know especially when you are such in demand ROFL smile

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          mtsi1098posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is a constant battle to move up on the speed dial - isn't it smile

  4. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    1. Helps them think clearer by thinking out loud.
    2. Drugs do it.
    Was going to make a longer list but I have gone dry lol.

    1. brianzen profile image60
      brianzenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For me its memory, I remember if I say it .

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yea that is what I was trying to think of as number three on my list but I could not remember. smile

        1. brianzen profile image60
          brianzenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I forgot already!

          1. blondepoet profile image79
            blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            What did you say Brian??? (BP scratches her head)

    2. Denise K Zimmerma profile image59
      Denise K Zimmermaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Drugs don't always cause the situation.

      1. DevLin profile image60
        DevLinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        She said she had at least 6 different answers

        1. blondepoet profile image79
          blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are true blue Devlin you saw where I was coming from. Don't know where I am going though I have my sunglasses on. wink

      2. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes that is right what I was listing was a list of possible reasons from my way of thinking that could cause someone to talk to themselves. smile

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          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          They also might help if the conversation trends to the boring side!smile

          1. blondepoet profile image79
            blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Logic how are you little pumpkin pie. smile
            Oh I am sick as a chook. Darn flu oh you name it!! sad

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The flu again? Logic was right. Sorry BP! I hope the flu police come and take it away. smile

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              logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Don't know what a chook is but doesn't sound good!  Earnest said you were over the flu, but he may have been playing with his bananas and pets too long.   It gets confusing trying to keep them all happy I imagine!

              Some chicken soup, a nice massage, and some TLC and you'll be back in the pink in no time!

              1. blondepoet profile image79
                blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Oh what a remedy I want in!!!!!!
                A chook is Aussie for a chicken. smile
                Oh my joints are aching, my head is throbbing, I coughed so bad today I think I pulled a muscle in my ribs....oh listen to me complaining...I think BP needs to lay down lol.

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                  logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I'd fly in to take care of you, but since it's already tomorrow there, you'll be all better by the time I get there!smile

                  1. blondepoet profile image79
                    blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh Logic what a sweet thought....I will give you a progress report tomorrow so you will know in advance for the following day in case you got to go see Quantas. smile smile

                2. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Lots and lots of hugs BP. I do hope it is short lived this time. You have had a bad run with the flu haven't you? smile
                  heaps of love to you.

                  1. blondepoet profile image79
                    blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Love to you too Earnest, I love u guys heaps.
                    Yea I have had a bad run.....grrrrrr....well I will say goodnite to you guys I think I will go lay down and sweat it out.
                    xoxoxox

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Astroglide will help! smile

  5. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    This applies to me  lol

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    Jared in Vegasposted 6 years ago

    Talking to myself isn't the problem. Not listening to myself is.

    1. Fluffymetal profile image77
      Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:qvj2Qa9iEczjFM:http://www.wakeapparel.com/images/Shhh.jpg

    2. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile yes, that's me too!

  7. isinson profile image60
    isinsonposted 6 years ago

    a.) to relieve the stress or anxiety that one is experiencing at the very moment.
    b.) they'll understand more or have a clearer view about something.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago

    Is it bad to talk to oneself? I do it all the time lol

    1. princess g profile image59
      princess gposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No and it's ok to answer yourself too

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        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good, because I answer myself too smile

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    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    whats REALLY bad is when you get in a fight with yourself, and then your no longer on speaking terms.

    1. beautyrose profile image61
      beautyroseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      when they have no one to talk to just to release there views or tension or frustration. Funny but I do it sometimes haha

    2. pddm67 profile image60
      pddm67posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  10. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I don't talk to myself, I talk to Frank tongue (20 points to whoever gets the reference)

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mean the TalktoFRANK Bot, as in the online self help place?  Or do you have an invisible friend none of us knows about?   LOL

      I for one, talk to myself all the time... but that's only cause nobody else will listen to anything I have to say.

    2. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll try,

      Hubpages official mascot ? (dog i guess)
      Instant Messenger Bot ?

    3. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What about Harvey?

  11. pooja0908 profile image61
    pooja0908posted 6 years ago

    Due to lack of people to share feelings

  12. Greg Cremia profile image59
    Greg Cremiaposted 6 years ago

    I'm the only one who will listen to me.

  13. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    One of my ex-boyfriends used to talk to himself all the time, and I thought it was just a harmless habit he'd developed.
    Turns out he was deeply psychotic. He's the one who nearly battered me into an early grave.
    My advice, if someone is talking to themselves - keep well clear.

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Izzy.  That's terrible.  Glad you made it out of that relationship...

  14. sagbee profile image59
    sagbeeposted 6 years ago

    It depends person to person.. some people talk to themselves due to lonliness, depression and sadness.. whereas some people talk to themselves to motivate themselves..

  15. TNmoonshine profile image60
    TNmoonshineposted 6 years ago

    I asked myself that, did not get an answer.

  16. princess g profile image59
    princess gposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone talk to their computer?

    Do you yell at it when it's not behaving?

    Does it have a name? A gender?

  17. brethodge profile image60
    brethodgeposted 6 years ago

    Fools talk to others and wise people talk to themselves.. haha

  18. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I don't believe no one got the reference, Donnie Darko, Frank being the seven foot tall bunny rabbit

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Did you see my post about Harvey above?  (Harvey being the 7 foot tall "invisible" rabbit in the Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name.)

  19. manlypoetryman profile image70
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    Because no one understand me ...like me does! Besides...I don't talk with myself...anyways. "Yes...you do!" No...I don't..."Yes...you do!" What have I told you about interupting me while I type!




    "OK...Sorry...I'll be quiet...are you almost done typing yet?"

  20. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    I talk to myself a lot. I praise myself, congratulate myself, love myself ! big_smile
    lol

  21. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    My only questions would be- how tall is Tantrum and how tall is Hokey?

    Therefore, when Hokey kneels in front, he could in theory, be in the right place to some wonderful things. lol lol

    But, then again, it's all theory. wink

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's a great theory!  big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

      2. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
        ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why is it every thread I come across these days seems to be a Hokey Matchmaking thread! lol

  22. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 6 years ago

    It helps me think sometimes.

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    George Stuartposted 6 years ago

    I talk to myselves and they answer me
    Sometimes we fall out
    sometimes we get along just fine
    but we have to talk to each other
    in order to cooperate
    and sometimes its not easy
    being so many people in one day
    People stare at me
    make fun of the way i switch personalities
    even call me crazy
    but im not dangerous
    to anyone
    Like some people think
    I talk to myself because
    its my only way through
    the past
    I was abused and
    I have Disociative Identity Disorder
    I talk to myself and im proud to admit it
    there was a time when i didnt speak to anyone
    no one wanted to know
    that i existed including me
    now i am talking myself alive
    with the power of my words

    George x

  24. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    when its so loud you can't hear yourself think, you have to talk aloud.

    and sometimes you don't realize you said it out loud!

  25. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 6 years ago

    I don't think there's anything wrong with people talking to themselves, but there might be something very wrong if they argue with themselves ...

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just so long as they don't lose the argument.  Then, you know, we need the doctors in the white coats, and possibly medication.

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        HELPPPPPP MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

        http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc90/cre90210/straight-jacket.jpg

        1. Paradise7 profile image86
          Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          They're coming to take me away, haha, they're coming to take me away, hoho...

          Not to worry, it's only velcro.

          1. blondepoet profile image79
            blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They are coming for both of us!!!!!!!!!
            Aghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
            Where can we run?
            Where can we hide? (do you have any good hiding seek places in your house)
            Ohhhh where is Houdini when we need him????

            1. Paradise7 profile image86
              Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Just close your eyes, spin around three times, and you'll be headed down the yellow brick road with me, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Toto, and Dorothy...not to worry, they can't find us there!

              1. Paradise7 profile image86
                Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                PS, I have a yellow brick road in my bedroom wall, the pic from the original movie, that original movie poster.  I have a little collection of 'em, I have an original movie poster from Citizen Kane, too.  They're huge, they take up a lot of wall space, it's funny, I think they make the posters smaller now.

              2. blondepoet profile image79
                blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Oh Paradise we are off to see the wizard,
                The wonderful wizard of OZ!!1
                Not to mention we are a little off ourselves ROFL!!!!!
                Oh heck don't have any red clicking shoes, "Bert the lamb get those hot pink heels from out of your little choppers. I will skin you alive.!!!!!"

                http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/falling_into_destiny/Random%20Pictures/WizaedofOZ.gif

                1. Paradise7 profile image86
                  Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  My friend, the cowardly lion.  Wouldn't hurt a fly.  LOVERLY!  Please join us!

                  1. blondepoet profile image79
                    blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Come on widdle cute fluffy lion show us your fangs;

                    http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m150/suitesistertammie/denturecat.jpg

  26. khmohsin profile image60
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    Because they lack friends and environment to express their views in public. That is why they speak to themselves.

  27. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Hold on will be back got to go have a consultation one on one with myself to determine what I will wear today.....
    "Hey BP"
    "Yes"
    .............

  28. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 6 years ago

    I talk to myself a lot...It doesn't mean anything, mostly just little mumbles to remind myself of things I might otherwise forget...sometimes the soliloquy takes in anyone who happens to be in the room, and they look askance into my new wine glass filled with new wine...

  29. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    *shakes his head from side to side* lol lol

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hehe I have a sign on me today Cags that reads "Beyond Repair".

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahahaha!!! big_smile

  30. saddlerider1 profile image59
    saddlerider1posted 6 years ago

    I love to have a good conversation with me, myself and I  together we make a great threesome:0)

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yowza baby, do it more!

  31. DevLin profile image60
    DevLinposted 6 years ago

    It makes people think I'm nuts. They leave me alone.

    1. saddlerider1 profile image59
      saddlerider1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yup it reminds me of the night I was rolling down the interstate  in my big shiny rig, tired and getting a little sleepy and I was talking to myself and then suddenly someone answered me, and there was no one else with me, hmmm now that's scary, time to put the pills away. lol

  32. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking yourself questions. Even going as far to sound out the words, so you can hear the question as well.

    The thought of the question is not enough sometimes, to bring the answer, so one must hear it in sound form, so something can trigger the recall of the answer from within. If you lack knowledge in that area, then you will not be able to answer the question. If you lack wisdom as well, that will hamper you to answer it too.

    Just a thought.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was just telling myself the same thing the other day. smile

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I really do talk to myself.  I think it's harmless.  It's a weird habit, though.  Once in a while, when struggling with something on the computer and getting a little exasperated, I can use language not fit for say, a coworker to hear, and have to watch what I'm saying out loud as opposed to what I'm saying to myself...

      Sometimes you're right, Cagsil, you have to verbalize the question in your mind in order to put it into conscious context.

  33. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I think it is related to the way the words sound that allows/helps one to get an answer. wink

  34. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I talk to myself alot - especially when nobody else will listen.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's the way to do it, no eavesdroppers except maybe your pet canary, or something...

  35. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol

  36. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    people who alter photos to have weird teeth, especially of animals, are weirder than people who talk to themselves, anyday!

  37. DevLin profile image60
    DevLinposted 6 years ago

    talking to yourself, is the shortcut to writing it down. Like cagsill said, working ot out outside of your head.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Big ditto.  Makes me not feel so alone...

      1. Paradise7 profile image86
        Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        PS, Subtle humour there...

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    because they know for certain they're listening.  big_smile

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Uh huh...

      1. DevLin profile image60
        DevLinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        really. listening to who?

  39. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    roll

    Hey Devlin - did you miss something?

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's a whole lot less lonely talking to myself knowing there are THOUSANDS OF HUBBERS out there, doing the same thing.  Or at least one or two...

      I'm not crazy, it's just a point of view...

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        not there's anything wrong with crazy lol

        1. Paradise7 profile image86
          Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not a thing! big_smilebig_smile

    2. DevLin profile image60
      DevLinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have several in my head. I ignore a few

  40. TMMason profile image73
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Cause I am way more interesting then all you people.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good answer.  You betcha!

  41. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    I talk to myself extensively because.....uh..the racing thoughts come in too quick. I've gotta keep the other voices company.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good answer, too!!!!

  42. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    what kind of crazy?  harmless to talk to yourself, unless you are berating yourself or plotting to overthrow the government or conspiring to kill your cheating husband.  if any of that is going on then that may be wrong and dangerous too! big_smile

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's true, I didn't think of that.  Though if you want to kill your cheating hus.  you have my permission to talk to yourself about it, at least!

  43. karent profile image73
    karentposted 6 years ago

    I tend to talk to myself just to work things out.  At times, the conversation is going on inside my head and at other times, I have it out loud.  It's not that I think I'm some other entity, just that sometimes it helps to say things out loud.  Some ideas are easier to sort out that way.  On the other hand, I worked with a lady who talked to plants, furniture, cats, and just about anything else she was working with or working on. I admit I've cussed out my computer before, but I've never had a discussion with a plant about how they like their location in my office.

  44. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I don't have a cheating husband.  In fact, no one hears me talking to myself.  I don't know why I'm even talking about talking to myself! big_smile

  45. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    The reason why i talk to myself is because no one ever listens to me! I don't actually talk to myself, I talk to the cupboards, the chairs and the stupid computer when it breaks down, no, that's swearing at the computer! is that the same thing?

  46. SoftCornHippo profile image60
    SoftCornHippoposted 6 years ago

    I don't never talk to myself cuz there's always plenty of people to talk to.  Also there's the dogs, we have the best conversations.  I barely even ever come here to the forums to talk to you guys cuz I'm so shy.  When you're shy like me, you're even too shy to talk to yourself!  no lie. big_smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    They are the funniest audience

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    It's the only time I can carry on an intelligent conversation!

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      true, it's when logic becomes commonsense to myself

      1. H.C Porter profile image84
        H.C Porterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        very well said...

  49. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Every now and then, I like to have a conversation with an intelligent good looking, charming person who is unbiased about what I think, so I talk to myself. smile

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, but how long can you carry a conversation about bananas? smile

  50. H.C Porter profile image84
    H.C Porterposted 6 years ago

    i talk to myself often-probably because I am the only one that is willing to listen to all the random things that come out of my mouth. Besides that, there is no drama or rumors started about anything I say, if I am my only audience...  big_smile

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It seems you have quite a large audience here that enjoys listening to you!

      1. H.C Porter profile image84
        H.C Porterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        awww  big_smile
        Yes, but in life-I am often the only one who finds my thoughts interesting and amusing  ;D, perhaps that is why I found HP... reinforcement that I am somewhat interesting (even if it is only in the cyber world)

        1. blondepoet profile image79
          blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I listen to you xox

 
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