I wonder if the bolded part above is due to the fact that you spend your time largely alone (which I enjoy as well and there is nothing at all wrong with). However, it's a lot easier to be present or aligned with your nature when you are less immersed in the physical world, such as a monk or someone living on a mountain. For me, I'm in my 30's, and I am fully immersed with life. I'm dating, attend a lot of social events, dealing with health issues, do some traveling, and developing new careers for myself. Because of all that, it brings up an array of emotions that occur in my life that range from happiness to sadness at different points of my experience and I am learning to embrace it all.
I no longer believe that awakening is about not feeling remorse, regret, or guilt, but instead awakening is about feeling all of that and embracing it all with absolute love in understanding that it is all part of our experience in being a human being . Granted, I understand that you're not implying suppressing those emotions from reading your past posts, but I think the undertone with many is that awakening leads to less of those particular emotions which I say.....is wholly dependent on your experience. If you choose to be alone more often, then chances are, you will have a lesser degree of those emotions with less interaction with other people. However, the more immersed with life and people, chances are those emotions will be triggered more often. That's part of the human experience. I still feel remorse, regret and definitely boredom! And I love it all! Because that's what we are here to experience. It's one thing if fear is running your life and you're projecting that fear onto your own experience (which is also perfectly ok). It's another thing if life is operating from love. Life can still be approached with love and still embrace all of the emotions expressed above. That's been my experience. Knowing, underneath each emotion is unconditional love.
RT addressed this well. I'll try to be more specific.
There is often a fear which comes about when people describe their awakeness that awakening is somehow about feeling less, becoming less human, less immersed. This is of course not entirely true, but it is true in some specific ways.
I can't say that my experience is general--but I would be surprised if it isn't.
I am not separate from other human beings. I work, I have relationships of many kinds, I travel, I write, I am changing careers to experience a particualar lifestyle I want to experience. I feel emotions more intensely and I feel a broader spectrum of emotions than I did because I am no longer afraid of any particular emotion.
Judgement goes away. Preferences do not, but there is little attachment to particular outcomes. Thinking and intellectual analysis are reduced, but not gone. I make decisions intuitively, trying to see larger patterns of life, though these patterns are often not apparent for a while. I have little interest in drama, as it is seen that drama for the most is self-created and comes from fear, and so it is difficult to relate to many people. I don't watch the news, but peoples' reactions to news are often interesting. I have senstivity to others' fear, sometimes feeling their fear just by standing near them, and so I prefer not be around many people for long.
Emotions which are emotions about emotions are greatly reduced for the obvious reason. When there is acceptance of all emotions, there is little reason to feel emotions about emotions. And so regret, remorse, guilt, worry, anxiety, loneliness, boredom, lack, judgement and so on are greatly reduced. That doesn't mean anything is shirked--It is specifically because nothing is shirked that these emotions do not come up.
Compassion is misunderstood. It is often thought that compassion necessarily abounds with awakening. In my experience, compassion sometimes comes up, sometimes not. Compassion can come up when someone is suffering and they don't have to; and sometimes it is seen that the suffering is part of their process.
As RT points out, the mind is dualistic. It thinks one thing or the opposite. A preference to be alone does not imply removal from the human experience.