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Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors – and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?


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‘Emotional First Aid’ by Guy Winch

‘Loneliness’ by John Cacioppo & William Patrick

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  1. Idk if I'm lonely or not. I just do feel lonely. I have great parents, friends, and siblings but I don't feel close to any of them. I cry every night thinking I'm alone and nobody needs me. My mom thinks I'm too young to be sad. So I feel afraid to be sad around anyone, they might think I'm acting or I'm a drama queen. I just want someone to accept me but I don't know..and this leads me to talking to myself.

  2. I have a problem where I keep doubting my friends and I start to think they dislike me, where I feel I’m excluded from some things or doesn’t want me to be around but let’s me because they doesn’t want to hurt my feelings, I’ve left friends because of that reason, it was too much for me, now I’m with new people but now I’m doubting them as well, they say they love me but a part of my thinks it’s s lie.

    I’ve told them about me doubting them and it helped for some weeks after that, but after a month it’s back

    Does anyone have any tips on what I can do?

  3. (╯_╰) loneliness keeps consuming me and keeps making me do these things i have been doing from this video and i think i need someone help. Thank you kurzgesagt

  4. Thing is I’m very lonely, but that’s because no one wants to be or do anything with me… I am fun and open and make people laugh, help them and care about them, but for some reason everyone still seems to hate me. It’s not my imagination because I always get chosen last in activities, school and so on. I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong ? I am nobody’s number one… I don’t need a ton of friends.. I at least want one person to care about me 🙁 is that too much to ask for?

  5. I've never wanted loneliness. I didn't technically caused it… When you end up with people that call you "their friend" but in reality doesn't really care, loneliness happens quickly. I tended to make invitations, propose some activites , tried to actually get rid of my social anxiety (if I can call it that way) but they kept declining my invitations, found excuses or just ignored what I was trying to say/propose. But hey, feeling constantly lonely isn't that bad when you get used to it.

  6. I just realised how I’m slowly creeping towards the point where I can’t turn back. I just watched this video for the first time but I’m so glad that a stumbled across it on yt. Ty

  7. Im lonely cuz every friend that i had was fake so i lost hope for real friends "that one group of friends who trusts each other and would give life for each other they go everywhere together joke around and dont give af what other people think" i think thats impossible for me…

  8. This paradise planet lifeboat once bristling with miraculous works of fine art called "life" has been transformed into a black hole in space occupied by vampires (counting corpses). This black hole in space is completely absent of light, warmth, love, life, joy, meaning, magic, beauty and wisdom.

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