Wednesday, 12 November 2014

What is Loneliness

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 see that life is presenting itself in a slow motion devoid of background music. The only sound I hear is my heartbeat. There are so many people around. But, here I am alone.

There is so much to do – work, studies, reading, writing and so on – But I feel alone. I am very busy, yet I am alone.

This makes me wonder what loneliness is.

Is it really being alone or the feeling of being alone? Is it caused by lack of people around or the absence of people whom you expect to be with you? Is it caused by monotony or will it come across as an epiphany.

Is loneliness a physical state or mental? Or is it triggered by memories or the absence of such memories?

I ask this because I fail to understand. The state of loneliness seems like a deep and vast ocean – never ending.

People come and go…
Years pass…
Seasons change…
But, loneliness remain!

Can it be because I am not comfortable with myself? Or because I am too comfortable with myself that I want someone else to bother me? Or maybe I am loving myself too much that I don’t mind sharing the same with someone else?

Or am I just making up such a state for the sake of a blog post?

Is loneliness as complicated as love and life?

I am not atheist…
But after thinking about loneliness for so long all I can say is the creator has a strange sense of humor! 

18 comments:

  1. sometimes this loneliness is fruitful too for in such times only we look inside us and think something deep about life and all :)

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    1. Thats so true... It gives us space to be with ourselves :)

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  2. Loneliness...well....for some reason I do not believe that 'LONELINESS REMAINS'....It comes and goes,

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    1. After reading your comment, I thought and I can;t agree with you more..
      It is so temporary... But has the capability to make us feel so insufficient and thus suffocate us!

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  3. In my case this loneliness is because of absence of the people whom I expected to be vd me.There always lies a reason behind this loneliness, u just need to find out what is it?
    Btw, cute post;-)

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    1. Finding the reason for loneliness will make us think. Thinking will complicate life and everything associated with it. What do you say? Btw... Thanks a lot :)

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  4. You can be surrounded by 1000 people but still feel lonely. It is mostly caused by emotional distress. This need not be a permanent one. Such people have to find methods and activities that help them to overcome such loneliness.

    Please assure me this also is one of your imaginative post. Thanks.

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    1. It very much is.. I was thinking what is loneliness... It is also something that is as hyped as life and love... And as Red Handed and you said, loneliness is temporary...

      Thanks a lot :)

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  5. Loneliness is all in the mind ... if we learn to indulge ourselves fully, utilizing every hour, we may not feel that loneliness :-)

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    1. That's the thing Amrit... What about those times when we dont do anything.. Are we comfortable? Or are we doing so much to escape loneliness?

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  6. A state of mind foremost, I suppose than tactile.

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  7. O! Gone philosophical.Lonely in crowd,lonely in solitude and together when alone and together when with crowd, all our feelings beyond control.

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  8. Loneliness is when you start thinking about yourself more than others....

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  9. I think, it is a choice we make.. to feel lonely.

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    1. Or is it lack of option, I dont know :(

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