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Loneliness is a perception issue

Loneliness is a perception issue

Loneliness has more to do with our perceptions than how much company we have: it is just as possible to feel very lonely surrounded by people as it is to be content with little social contact.

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Dealing with loneliness through creativity

One way people have always dealt with loneliness is through creativity. By metamorphosing their reality into art, lonely people throughout history have managed to interchange the sense of community relationships could foster with their creative outputs.

The artist Edward Hopper (1882–1967) is known for his paintings of American cityscapes inhabited by closed-off figures who seem to embody a vision of modern loneliness.

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When we face loneliness in our lives, we should not always rush to overcome it by surrounding ourselves with people.

We ca embrace our loneliness by turning to the art of others who felt the same feeling of loneliness as we do and find inspiration in their art. We can use them to move forward with our own creative pursuits which can help us work through difficult, and lonely, times.

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Art has a few amazing functions and works as a distinct negotiating capability between individuals (including those who have never met and still have the power enhance each other’s lives).

Art also has the power to create and foster intimacy, to heal wounds, and to emphasize that not all wounds need to be healed and not all scars are ugly.

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Olivia Laing

“Loneliness, longing, does not mean one has failed but simply that one is alive.”

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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. 

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Being alone and, therefore, forced to face our own thoughts, can prove rather disturbing. People need other people to feel well: being sociable is not anymore just a skill to develop, it is a mere condition of our existence. However, learning how to feel well while being alone is another skill at least as important.

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Loneliness

Being lonely can mean not feeling part of the world despite having a great deal of social contact with others, or being in a relationship.

Loneliness can have a significant impact on your mental health and your emotional and physical well-being. It can be a contributing factor in anxiety, depression and can lead to prolonged isolation.

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