Alone or Lonely


There are people who are alone but are not lonely. Then there are those of us who can be in a room filled with people who are lonely. We feel isolated and cut off like we are not important and that are presence is not acknowledged. Desperate to feel a connection with another human being. You want to be heard and not merely listened to. Even if you were to stand up in the middle of a crowd and scream you would be ignored. I spend a great deal of time and feel less lonely during those times than when I am around other people. I often feel that anything I have to say will be dismissed so why should I say anything. I feel I often retreat into my own shell and become what you would call a hermit. I often have to force myself to interact with others…

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