Loneliness vs Solitude

Loneliness vs Solitude
Loneliness is the pain of being alone and is damaging. Solitude is the joy of being alone and is empowering.

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Loneliness
Loneliness can be defined as a complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. 

It can be either transient or chronic, and typically includes anxiety about a lack of connectedness or communality. 

Loneliness is damaging
Lonely people eat and drink more, and exercise and sleep less. They are at higher risk of developing psychological problems such as alcoholism, depression, and psychosis, and physical problems such as infection, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
Solitude removes us from the mindless humdrum of everyday life into a higher consciousness which reconnects us with ourselves and our deepest humanity.

By setting aside dependent emotions and constraining compromises, we free ourselves up for problem solving, creativity, and spirituality. 

If we can embrace it, this opportunity to adjust and refine our perspectives creates the strength and security for still greater solitude and, in time, the substance and meaning that guards against loneliness.

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Definiton of loneliness

While common definitions of loneliness describe it as a state of solitude or being alone, loneliness is actually a state of mind.

Loneliness causes people to feel empty, alone, and unwanted. People who are lonely often crave human contact, but their state of mind makes it more difficult to form connections with other people. 

Loneliness is not necessarily about being alone. instead, if you feel alone and isolated, that is how loneliness plays into your state of mind.

Solitude enables you to reconnect to and develop yourself. This is one truth nobody can deny. However, for individuals who have many issues to be yet solved, solitude might not be the proper solution. Instead, seeking professional help in order to learn how to deal with yourself can be life-saving in this particular case.

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