"Have you ever considered the selfishness of 'loneliness'. It is one of the most debilitating states of body which cannot be shared in order to exist; hence the solution to it can only be found in others.
When one thinks about it, John Donne was smack on when he said, 'No man is an island.' Without others upon whom to rely and with whom to interact, there can be no solution to the problems that beset us. We are all part of the same continent of humanity and are interdependent upon each other for our survival and salvation.
All of my life, I have been my own person for most of it who has always enjoyed my own company as well as the company of others. I cannot recall ever feeling depressed or lonely. I think that has a lot to do with always feeling there was something/some person/some place/some belief to which I belonged. Chief among these belongings I would place self, family, home and God.
Throughout my working life I worked with many people who felt physically and socially isolated. This experience tended to make them feel alone in the world carrying some problem around with them that was unique to others. Often, simply being in a group of like-minded individuals was sufficient to inform them that they were not alone and that the true people power in the world involved joining the human race." William Forde: June 29th, 2017.