[How To Noob] Hey Guys

Hey guys, I am using Blender v 2.68a and I am just getting started with it so I don’t know much. I am learning the shortcuts pretty fast however, I can’t figure out how to get one shape from attaching with another? Like if you add a mesh it will auto bond to the last mesh you’ve added… I was wondering how I could fix this? Thanks guys!!

Add the new mesh while in object mode. Then the added mesh will be its own separate object