March 02, 2022
Loneliness is a choice
It’s not pushed upon you.
Quite the opposite, you choose it.
It’s a hard choice. It takes insane effort. It’s the choice of disconnection which in the modern world is one of the hardest choices of all.
Some may say almost impossible.
Loneliness has levels though and levels take effort. Having friends at work, connections on LinkedIn or followers on social media may still leave you with a level of loneliness as these relationships often seem shallow, superficial.
This is where the effort is required. A good friendship or a marriage for example delivers the opposite of loneliness but needs effort on many levels, day in day out year on year.
Choose effort or by default you are choosing loneliness.