Category: Loneliness

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Two Readers Ask about Loneliness

 Reader 1 A reader writes, “My son, a university student, confided to me that he has problems with loneliness. Can you comment on loneliness, coping with being alone, and finding one’s path and values in life?” Our reader was keenly...

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Steps For Dealing With Loneliness

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. – (Jean-Paul Sartre) A reader writes, “I read your article about loneliness and it made a lot of sense to me. However, I really feel like I try...

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Loneliness

We have all felt its wallop. It has left us painfully miserable. And it’s more prevalent than ever. Loneliness is defined as an unpleasant, emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. It is the lack of connectedness.  It also...

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Question of Loneliness

Loneliness Living means three ‘entities’ at play; myself, others and the Source. The Source takes part in the disguised form, the Now.Therefore the three ‘entities’ at play are myself, others and the Now. These three ‘entities’ are at play, not...

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We are all sentenced to solitary confinement

The title of this article is a paraphrase of something Tennessee Williams wrote: “We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” By solitary confinement he was referring to the cage or prison called loneliness. Loneliness...

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Loneliness is a feeling

Loneliness is one of the scourges of humanity. It seems to affect everyone regardless of age or ethnicity. Whether you’re a PhD or high school dropout, rich or poor, you’re equally vulnerable. What exactly is loneliness? It is a FEELING...

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Suggestions for Coping With Loneliness

There never has been, and cannot be, a good life without self-discipline (Count Leo Tolstoy, 1828 ~ 1910) Today’s article is in a Question and Answer format. The questions are raised by a third year Asian college student and are...