Loneliness – Comfort, Curse or Bitter Reality?
TNI Bureau: At some point of our life, we do experience a time when we are alone. There is nothing wrong with being alone. Sometimes loneliness is a provisional condition that lifts in a few hours or a couple days. But when we’re hampered with this sentiment for weeks, months, or even years, it’s definitely telling us something.
We can’t say whether loneliness is a comfort, curse or bitter reality because loneliness depends on different situations. Most of us at some point in our lives have experienced loneliness. But it is important to understand the difference between so close notions as “loneliness” and “being alone”. To be alone means to have no company at the moment, while the meaning of the “loneliness” lies in the fact that it can happen to you anytime, no matter where you are. Being alone is a fleeting transient notion, while loneliness is one of the harshest feelings people can feel and suffer from.
Most people have to live by themselves at least once in their lives whether they want to or not. One good way to prepare for living alone is to learn how to take care of practical matters.
There are many different cause of loneliness like the loss of a loved one or a break-up with a significant other. On the other hand, the feeling may be a result of a venerable condition with no obvious set off. Regardless of where the loneliness originates, it can be a distressful experience for anyone, especially when it persists to the point of interfering with day-to-day living. Understanding loneliness and all its mystery is helpful for living through what can be, at times, an overwhelming experience for many students.
Loneliness can send a person down a path toward bad health, and even more intense loneliness, studies have shown. But while some have assumed the culprit was a dearth of others to remind a person to take care of himself or she, new research suggests there’s a direct biological link between being lonely and ill health.
Loneliness can set into a motion a barrage of negative impacts inside the human body — but with additional social contact, some of the ill effects can be stopped. Loneliness may often grow out of some psychological compulsions. A person may suffer from an inferiority complex that he is unwanted or unloved. He will naturally avoid routine contact with others for fear of being repulsed or rebuffed.
Loneliness is beyond one’s control whereas many persons would occasionally prefer to enjoy solitude, far from the madding crowds. Man faces increasing frequency of loneliness because of the fast changing social and economic conditions of modern times.
The other harmful side of the problem of loneliness is that it is easy to get into it, but very hard to get rid of. It is especially difficult to lose in case if it has already progressed into deep depression. It is possible to use the drug therapy, but it is not usually effective, if the cause of the depression doesn’t have hormonal or chemical nature.
The most effective loneliness treatment is not being apathetic. Medicine is good, but warm words can heal even the most broken and lonely souls. Just look around and see if somebody is longing for your help. Perhaps it’s not that obvious, but the deathly-still scream can be heard only by the most attentive and kind-hearted people. Just try to stay aware of the feasible dilemmas that loneliness might ensue. Try to stay lively and be aware of what you’re executing and why. Remember loneliness can become an “entrance” of emotion. If you’re not attentive, one day you may end up being Emotional.