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.
This is all indicative of how MENTAL
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