Living alone is different than being lonely. For many, living alone is a transformation from being dependent to being independent. However, it is when living alone, gets overboard, that it is termed as loneliness. Loneliness has its share of pros and cons too. But, obviously, it's when the cons weigh over pros, you are at a higher risk of becoming a loner. Being a loner is seldom a good state to be in, as such a person never gets a chance of opening up, expressing feelings, or sharing thoughts.
Loneliness is just like any other phase of life. It hurts, it makes you wonder why, it makes you seek someone or something, it makes you try harder and harder every time and yet, it only gets your further down. However, on the brighter side, loneliness, just like any other phase of your life, so it is going to pass. You may be in this phase, because your closest friends have left, you may be in a long distance relationship, or you just shifted to a new place. Nonetheless, you are going to over loneliness, but with time. Thus, it's alright to be alone.
There is Someone
So what, if you are lonely, because your friends left? Aren't they lonely too? So, you are not the only one experiencing this phase of life. There are millions like you out there. So, step out of your comfort zone to find those people and make new friends.
There is a reason why they say, friends are forever. They say so, because friends come into your life for a reason and leave for a reason too. This cycle continues forever. Friends teach us lessons of life, that no textbook can teach, and hence they remain with us forever. If you are lonely, you ought make new friends!
Loneliness convinces us that nobody cares and loves us anymore. This feeling leaves us in despair and hopelessness. It is an easy belief that no one loves you, but its this belief that makes you feel all the more lonely. The reality is, either you or your friends, in the fast pace of life and maddening sprints of careers, have reached a new point in your life. Focus on your achievements and strive for a better tomorrow, and soon you would have answered your own doubts.
You Are Precious
Loneliness makes us believe that we are insignificant. However, your every effort made, does mean a lot to someone. For instance, a simple thank you said to a lift man, a smile to the beggar on the street, or a helpful gesture towards a blind man does earn you love, respect, and significance in their lives. These gestures, may be insignificant to you. However, they mean the world to someone else. So, don't worry about what others think about you, because the fact that you exist is important to those who care for you, to your family, and also to your friends who are away from you.
On the positive side, being lonely is essential to understand the worth of a good company. Take your loneliness as a challenge and deal with it upfront and along the way try to enjoy your own company.