Pros and Cons of Having NO Social Life

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I’ve been on Summer Break for the past couple of weeks enjoying the lack of homework and remaining in denial of the fact that next year is my last year of school. But you know one thing that holidays tend to do is emphasise the fact that I really have no social life. I mean, of course when I’m at school I socialise, but when I’m at home there are just so many other important things I have to do. Like eating…and blogging…and eating…

Anyway it got me thinking, maybe this whole social life thing is overrated. Maybe being antisocial is where it’s at. So, like the logically minded person that I am, I decided to figure this out by putting together a list of the Pros and Cons of Having No Social Life.

Let me know in the comments below if you can relate, or if you actually have friends and just feel sorry for me ;). Also, comment if you have any suggestions for future ‘Pros and Cons of…’ Posts.

I hope you guys like it, as always it’s just a bit of fun! Now without further ado, here are the Pros and Cons of having No Social Life…k

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Pro Your phone isn’t buzzing all the time with notifications.

Con That feeling of disappointment when you finally get a text and it’s from the phone company.

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Pro You don’t have to waste money buying new clothes because you’re always at home

Con You literally wear the same three pieces of clothing over and over again.

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Pro You don’t have to deal with all the drama that comes with socialising.

Con The most exciting part of your day is finding out what the latest google doodle is.

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Pro Your parents don’t have to drive you everywhere.

Con Your parents start worrying as to why they don’t have to drive you anywhere.

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Pro You can take part in marathons…reading and movie marathons that is.

Con The lines between reality and fiction begin to blur…

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Pro You don’t have to share your food with other people.

Con This results in a pretty unhealthy diet, but you’re OK with that.

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Pro You have more time to be creative.

Con There are none! Okay so maybe I’m not a social butterfly, but if I was I probably wouldn’t have this blog and all my amazing readers! And on that note (awesome segue),  Artsy Teen just reached 2000 followers so I wanted to take a second thank all of you guys so much for reading my posts every week, and encouraging me to keep up my creativity!

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Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

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67 comments

  1. Shannon Speer · July 5

    Hi Artsy Teen,
    I am a mom of the most awesome 17 year old girl who has the most amazing, creative friends. My daughter sings, plays ukelele, paints and writes in her journal and….she is a major tv buff. I have been worried about her this year and looked to your blog and articles to understand her better. She is quite reserved but like me can pull it out to be outgoing if needed but prefers to stand back a bit. Her friends are mostly very outgoing and feed her well in terms of using their energy.

    This past year she struggled with some mild depression as they all did the IB track at school and she chose to do Academic with IB art. She did classes alone and breaks alone. She seemed sad. We spoke openly and she was honest about how tough the year was and how motivation was very low. She seems to have bursts of need to be with friends and will have 7 sleep over and then go months with little to nothing out of school. Her interests are pursuits that most of the time are done alone and that is okay but they are also sitting and this concerns me. I remember riding my bike, swimming etc. and she is interested in none of that. I checked myself knowing she is not me so I then looked at it from saying that she needs to move each day to get fresh air, vit. D and to feed her soul. She shrugged and wasn’t interested but loves hiking even alone and goes into nature on her own but since school was out has done nothing.

    I forced her out this evening with her cousin to go for a walk and get ice cream. Today, she worked 7 hrs at her at home summer job ( works for a non profit charity), painted some watercolours, listened to music and watched some tv. She walks the dog 1x a day.

    I adore this kid and she is an amazing creative soul and that is and will be encouraged. I am wondering if you could give me some feedback as to your perspective and how I can best assist her without alienating her, supporting her while still giving her reasonable expectations to stretch herself.

    I really appreciate your feedback. Thanks from a mom who deeply loves her arty teen.

    Shannon

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    • maya · 10 Days Ago

      Hi Shannon! Firstly, I’m sorry for the delay in replying… I’ve been on a little blogging break over the summer but I’m back again 🙂 Being an introverted creative teen myself, I’ve discovered that it’s totally ok to enjoy one’s own company. In my opinion, it’s so much better to spend time doing something that you’re passionate about, rather than being peer pressured into uncomfortable social environments. At the same time, I know from experience us artistic girls can get caught up in our own world and sometimes find it hard to leave it. This year I started college and getting to know people hasn’t been easy. So, I’ve joined creative clubs like the Drama society to get to know new, like minded people 🙂 This way I can combine my love for art and socialising time.. maybe this will work for your daughter as well. Hope this helps… All the best, Maya 🙂

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  2. Veronica M. · April 8

    Wow, 2k follows that is so amazing!! ❤
    I can relate to a lot of this lol. I have friends and stuff, but still I'm definitely not someone who's out every day doing fun stuff with other people. I'm pretty sure my shyness and being homeschooled have contributed to me staying home quite a lot xD 😛

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    • maya · April 9

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 honestly, i think it’s great to have friends, but it’s important to enjoy your own company as well

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  3. wordjunkie · October 31

    I can relate to all of this😉 I’m a total hermit crab lol😋 Btw I love your blog! I love doing crafts and artsy things! My blog is focused more on writing at the moment but I’ve been thinking of expanding it a little😊

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    • maya · November 2

      Thanks! I’m actually doing a ‘blogging tips’ post this week – so make sure to keep and eye out for it if you’re thinking of expanding your blog 🙂

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      • wordjunkie · November 2

        Oh that would be awesome! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  4. fandomloversite · September 11, 2016

    Yeah, I don’t have many friends. I would like to have more friends, actually. But yeah, I totally understand this post!!!! Whenever someone texts me back, I’m like, yay! lol

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  5. Boho Ndongo · September 7, 2016

    your blog is amazing!

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    • maya · September 7, 2016

      Thank you!

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  6. Grace Anthony · July 30, 2016

    I can relate to all that, and I’m homeschooled so I don’t even have to socialize at school 😉 And I definitely have more time for my writing and being an independent author! 🙂

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    • maya · July 31, 2016

      Hahaha I’m glad I’m not the only one 😉

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  7. aweSAMeblog · July 13, 2016

    I love this! So true. All of these! And congrats on the subscribers!

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      Thanks!!

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  8. zoe2600 · July 9, 2016

    Omg, I can totally relate to all of those but ‘Con The lines between reality and fiction begin to blur…’ that is not a con, ever since the age 6 when I started really getting into books I have used them to escape reality, life is so much better if you’re only half there

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  9. Fay Bahemia · July 8, 2016

    Hey well done on getting 2000 followers! I loved reading your post today.

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    • maya · July 8, 2016

      Thank you!

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  10. ZQK Z · July 6, 2016

    Hey! I just found your blog and think you are an amazing blogger! I aspire for my blog to reach heights like yours! Keep up the good work! ❤️

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    • maya · July 8, 2016

      Aw, thanks 🙂 I’m so glad you like it!

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  11. The Chaos Realm · July 5, 2016

    AHAHAHA! So true!

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  12. cutepeeks · July 5, 2016

    Wow! I have been checking out your blog and you are SUPER creative!!! I am definitely going to follow 😉

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  13. adrianawave · July 5, 2016

    This definitely sounds like me. I’m starting to get to the point where I’m not sure what day it is. Even worse, me being a night owl, the lines between normal sleeping/awake time are getting blurred. Mind you, I don’t really have a problem with it!

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  14. the happiest pixel · July 3, 2016

    Good post!! I don’t have social life too…
    Love, thp

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  15. Giulia · July 3, 2016

    100% agreed! Great post 🙂 x

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  16. zizeloni · July 2, 2016

    “The lines between reality and fiction begin to blur…” amazing line 🙂 So true!

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    • maya · July 3, 2016

      Thank you 🙂 I’m glad I’m not the only one 😉

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  17. syulette · July 2, 2016

    I am ALL OF THE ABOVE! Great post 😀

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  18. gemmaxtodd · July 1, 2016

    I’m not an antsy teen, but I related to this A LOT.
    Also, I snort-laughed at the “the most exciting part of your day is finding out what the latest google doodle is” bit.

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    • maya · July 2, 2016

      Hahaha thanks.. I’m glad I’m not alone 😉

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  19. madebydemi · July 1, 2016

    Congrats on the 2k followers!! Amazing 🙂 I can honestly say that you are on the right track…! I am not in school, I am actually 37 years old and I regret the hours and days spent on the phone chatting about whatever nonsense, when I was your age. I wish I had made better use of my time back then, like you do now! Be brave and be yourself! We are all different anyway, so you don’t even need to justify that to anyone. Great post! Keep it up:)

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  20. gahattoedgedesign · June 30, 2016

    Awww congrats!!! love all your pros and cons and sounds pretty amazing to me being overly sociable can be overrated.

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  21. DrEMiller · June 30, 2016

    2k followers! Congrats on your achievement!

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  22. Elm · June 30, 2016

    This is literally me 😀 I relate to this so much!
    Also, I’m mildly disgusted in myself, because I only JUST found your blog. It’s so amazing ahh!

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    • maya · June 30, 2016

      Aw thanks! I’m so glad you like it 🙂

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  23. ThapanSanthosh · June 30, 2016

    When a person transcends that thin line… Well, it’s oblivion isn’t it?!

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  24. Inspired Teen · June 30, 2016

    This was so unique and creative!! I absolutely love this post and it’s very true, although I do wish I had more of a social life, haha! CONGRATULATIONS ON 2000!! 🙂

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    • maya · June 30, 2016

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked it 🙂

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  25. Brainpanstudio · June 30, 2016

    Happy Social Media day.

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  26. thismessymama · June 30, 2016

    Come on, wearing the same three things is so a Pro. Less laundry, well worn so more comfortable, you know it fits…

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    • maya · June 30, 2016

      Hahaha very true 😉

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  27. mamandapanda · June 29, 2016

    Amazing list and congrats!

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  28. mylifeasishan · June 29, 2016

    Loved reading this

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  29. The Life Of A Country Dweller · June 29, 2016

    Great post Maya and congrats on the 2k -just remember, followers are more important than friends anyway! Who needs friends when you got followers. Am I right or am I right?!

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    • maya · June 29, 2016

      Hahaha so true girl, my friends are all crazy anyway 😉

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  30. bridesmaidsconfession · June 29, 2016

    Congrats on 2,000 followers! Your blog is so much fun 🙂

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    • maya · June 29, 2016

      Thanks!

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  31. maudalush · June 29, 2016

    I love your blog soon much. This post is really funny

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    • maya · June 29, 2016

      Thanks, glad you like it 🙂

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  32. regina5000 · June 29, 2016

    Congrats on the 2000 followers! XD Also, I really liked your post, so relatable! Also you’re very funny, reading this cracked me up (then I stopped laughing when I realized I was like that, just kidding!)! Great post!! XD

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  33. atkokosplace · June 29, 2016

    Congratulations on 2,000! Woohoo! Virtual high-five! Socializing can be fun, but also over-rated! I have people I “can” hang out with and I do from time to time, but I have such an active home life that makes it almost bothersome to “go out”. I even mowed an awesome trail out in the back half of my property so I can go hiking. If you are in the neighborhood, come on over for a hike! Hahaha. I think having friends doesn’t mean having to spend every waking free time with them. I think balance is good! Grats again on your followers! Well done! 🙂 Koko

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  34. Beth Jones · June 29, 2016

    I can totally relate to this! Although there are days when I do like to hang out with friends (or at least Facetime/Skype those who I can’t meet up with), there is nothing wrong with a little of your own company! However, I have say the phone company text is *so* relatable 🙂

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    • maya · June 29, 2016

      Hahaha, thanks! I’m glad I’m not the only one 😉

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  35. TrainOfThought · June 29, 2016

    Hahaa, sometimes it’s just nice to no talk to people. Just have ‘a me’ day, where you think and oh, eat, of course. But, I don’t think I could live like that for ever, good idea for a post!

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    • maya · June 29, 2016

      Oh course, you definitely need a bit of balance! But I thought it would be fun to look at things from a different perspective 🙂

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  36. hannahjoybooks · June 29, 2016

    Hey! Hahaha, I can relate to almost all of those! I seriously love the Con “The lines between reality and fiction begin to blur…” It’s hilarious and so true, at least for me. Great post!

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  37. Sableyes · June 29, 2016

    Well done on the 2k follows. 😊

    Being unsociable means lots of free time to ride my motorbike and play with my dogs! Deffo a pro! 😊

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