Sunday, May 13, 2012

This vs. That: Loneliness

Being lonely and being alone are not the same thing.

Have you ever thought about this? Sometimes you feel so frightfully alone among people. And sometimes you sit at home by yourself and feel perfectly fine.

I think "lone" is more a mental or emotional concept than a physical one. It has to do with your own mind.

I know there is more to this concept, and I should really flesh this post out and come to an actual conclusion, but I can't think straight right now. I might come back and write more, but maybe not. Maybe I'll talk more on it later.

*sigh* Sorry. I feel like things have started to slide. My life isn't terrible, but it's a full-time job. Maybe it'll get better soon.

I used the word "maybe" four times in this post. Uncertainty reigns.


"A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company." ~ Gian Vincenzo Gravina


  1. I like where you're going for this - and indeed, loneliness is not necessarily a physical concept as much as it is emotional. i look forward to hearing more of your insight on the matter. and hope the full time life situation treats you well. x

  2. "My life isn't terrible, but it's a full time job."

    That is....SO PERFECT.

  3. isn't life always a full time job? youll be alright, girl. i just know it. take a deep breath and throw up a prayer. it's easier if you just let God handle everything. (easier said than done, i know)

  4. I've often thought about this.

    You can be so alone in a crowded room. I think loneliness stems from not feeling loved. You can be home alone and feel very confident. It's all an emotional thing, more than a physical one.

  5. Nothing points out lonely like a crowd of insiders when you are the outsider.