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Loneliness is not lack of company; it is lack of purpose

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 and aloneness are not the same. Aloneness is a state of being, while loneliness is a state of mind. We all know people who live alone and are perfectly happy. …

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The Problem of the Century: Five Main Reasons for Loneliness

In the contemporary world, every person can easily get connected to someone, even at the other continent. However, in the heart, there is still an emptiness which is hard to be filled. Loneliness is one of the most concerning problems of modern times. Undoubtedly, the reasons for this are diverse. Psychological readiness and type of personality are the basics for …

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A Basic Guide To Paints And Wine Nights Events

Everyone needs a fun night out every once in a while. Things like work, volunteering, and other responsibilities take precedence in our lives the vast majority of the time. When so much of our focus is on our responsibilities, it can be difficult to change tracks to a fun and carefree event, which makes planning a night out more difficult …

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Steps For Dealing With 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 perceptive to ask about both “loneliness” and “finding one’s path” in the same question. It takes great insight to realize …

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 wanting more quality social interaction than what is currently available. Loneliness is a greater health risk than obesity, alcoholism, air …

Saying Good-bye to Being Shy

I’d like to answer questions and share ideas with a reader, who I will call Omotoso (a Nigerian male name meaning a child equals wealth). He is a third year university student, writing from Nigeria. Omotoso’s problem is shyness. Although he has read my article on Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and has heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), he doesn’t …

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 in isolation, but in relation.Therefore, living means these three ‘relationship entities’ at play; relationship with Self, relationship with others, and …

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 followed by my answers. Q: “I found your article on loneliness interesting, because I felt like one of those people …