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Loneliness as a way of life

 
 
Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 12:33 pm
@CalamityJane,
Quote:
Spending time alone is not necessarily feeling lonely.
There was a time, where I was hardly ever alone, yet I felt lonely, and there are times when I seek solitude and find it sheer bliss. Basically, it's all a feeling you have within yourself, and it has very little to do with having others around you or not.


This reminds me of someone I knew years ago when I was in college. He was so desperate to feel some kind of connection I remember him telling me how he was going to group therapy to learn how to be alone. I never challenged him on being in a group/being alone idea, because unlike your description, he really, really wanted to know how to be comfortable being by himself.

Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 12:38 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Quote:
Mostly I just like the colors, but I will, on occasion, find a coin.


Braggart = Loud arrogant boaster
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 07:15 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
Quote:

Quote:
Spending time alone is not necessarily feeling lonely.
There was a time, where I was hardly ever alone, yet I felt lonely,
and there are times when I seek solitude and find it sheer bliss.
Basically, it's all a feeling you have within yourself, and it has
very little to do with having others around you or not.


Quote:


This reminds me of someone I knew years ago when I was in college.
He was so desperate to feel some kind of connection I remember
him telling me how he was going to group therapy to learn
how to be alone. I never challenged him on being in a
group/being alone idea, because unlike your description,
he really, really wanted to know how to be comfortable being by himself.

This is all indicative of how MENTAL life is,
whether u r trying a case in court, or at gunnery practice, or learning to swim;
we think that we are controlled by an inexorably demanding, heavily physical world.

We seldom realize the huge degree to which life is subjective.

" Is all that we see and seem,
but a dream, within a dream ? " Poe

" Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one." Einstein




David
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SrKen
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 07:33 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
There's a site devoted to the topic
Edit (Moderator): Url removed
Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 05:24 am
@SrKen,
Thanks for posting this-- it's interesting.
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TilleyWink
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 09:25 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

Wanting to be alone and being lonely are two very different things to me.


Excatly Green Witch; however, I have been both and after the fact I find both have a certain sweetness.

The movie About Schmidt with Jack Nicolson is a great story/search about the journey through both wanting to be alone and being lonely.
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Bonapartist01
 
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Reply Fri 8 May, 2009 05:37 pm
Yeah, well, try having even half a mind, and being stuck in a place like Nebrska. Then you'll know what God-awful lonelieness is.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 8 May, 2009 09:19 pm
@Bonapartist01,
Warren, is that you?
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laska
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2009 03:49 pm
loneliness is a profound sense of disconnection from those around you and a deep feeling of deprivation of meaningful human contact. being alone may or may not be lonely. solitude is sustaining and nourishing to the spirit and the body. quite different states of inner being.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2009 04:37 pm
@laska,
Welcome to a2k, laska.

On your point, I agree.
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