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Something that will make you harder, meaner and colder.
Hang in there. You'll get there someday. Loneliness will only make you stronger in the long run.
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A symptom that is on the rise in spite of living in an age of being connected to online friends, fans, and followers—the feeling of the meaninglessness of life in spite of wealth and fame.
Reading about our Facebook friends’ “perfect lives” on social media, our loneliness have never been so high, because the digital life creates a false sense of security or intimacy, which often makes people hide behind a picture or comment.
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Being alone isn't loneliness. Loneliness is being alone when you desire otherwise.
Solitude is the wanted withdrawal of oneself. Loneliness is the unwanted withdrawal of others.
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Loneliness occurs when you feel as if nobody gives a crap about what you want. There's nobody to turn to or ask for help, you only have yourself.
Loneliness can make even the happiest of things not seem so great. It really takes most of the enjoyment out of life.

One thing that helps with loneliness is to find a hobby you like and stick with it. Enjoy yourself and have fun while doing it. And if you do it in a club or a group, you might find some nice people who actually give a crap to be friends with.

Also, don't give up on life. Suicide is not the answer. If you're still lonely, then keep trying to find help. Something good might come your way, and death will only take away that chance.

If you keep trying and don't give up, you can surely defeat loneliness.
by The world may never know! January 18, 2013
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That empty, dark, hopeless feeling you have. Maybe it's after losing a loved one, or maybe it's just the fact that you woke up in the middle of the night to feel the other side of the bed is vacant.
It's a terrible, terrible thing... Having a long, cold stretch of loneliness wash over you
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Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Many people have times when they are alone through circumstances or choice. Being alone can be experienced as positive, pleasurable, and emotionally refreshing if it is under the individual's control. Solitude is the state of being alone and secluded from other people, and often implies having made a conscious choice to be alone. Loneliness is unwanted solitude. Loneliness does not require being alone and is experienced even in crowded places. It can be described as the absence of identification, understanding or compassion. Loneliness can be described as a feeling of isolation from other individuals, regardless of whether one is physically isolated from others or not.
I know what it feels like to feel lonely despite being with and around people. I used to respect solitude but now I experience loneliness, as a sense of emptiness prevails. To feel like you don't fit in is difficult for anyone but I have found the following quote more of a daily mantra which helps me recognize and embrace inner strength, regardless of the situation, be it related to loneliness or other negative/positive life events. I hope it can help others who experience a similar dance with loneliness:

"When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?"
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The medication for the hurt associated with loneliness is the recognition that we have internal strengths which act as our friends and companions for life, along with the people closest and most loved by us. This is something we slowly learn to seek throughout the course of our lives.
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