Why Are You Lonely?

I think my friend Katie posted this link on Facebook, and I just couldn’t let it go. The capital letters are annoying but it’s all true.

Hello loneliness, my old friend. If you know me, you know that I pretty much am the embodiment of loneliness. For all intents and purposes, I’m a shut-in who only emerges to work and occasionally dance.

I looked at this list, and in random order, here are my reactions to the bullet points:

  • Maybe not Neflix, but YouTube.
  • Always.
  • Not exactly, but yes, in other ways.
  • Oh my gosh, yes!
  • I have no idea what this means.
  • I hope not. I don’t think so.
  • Usually the opposite happens for me, but I can see it happening to other people.
  • Not applicable to me.
  • Absolutely. You have no idea.
  • Sadly, yes, at times.
  • What?
  • Exactly, exactly, exactly, especially in the digital age.
  • I actually cannot do this.
  • Yes, no matter how much it sucks and no matter how much anyone tells me so.
  • I believe this, but usually I have a hard time doing it.
  • This is hard for anyone to do, but once I do it, I sound/feel/look stupid.
  • Yeah, pretty much.
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4 thoughts on “Why Are You Lonely?

  1. Wow, that’s a cutting article isn’t it! Several of those pointers were way too close for comfort, especially the one about initiated contact seeming less authentic than an accepted invitation.
    I didn’t consider myself to be a lonely person before reading this though. If it doesn’t bother me, is it still loneliness? Hmmm!

    Stephanie Jane

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