Hi guys, it’s FRIDAY and yes I’ll be sharing some things on loneliness.
For starters, being alone is not the same thing as being lonely…
Let’s start with dictionary definitions and connect the dots:
Lonely = Sad because one has no friends or company (that you say you have friends doesn’t necessarily mean you have true friends.)
Alone= Having no one present
There’s a difference between being alone and being lonely.
Being alone “can be” strictly by CHOICE but being lonely is not STRICTLY by choice but then a part of it, you’ve still got to choose.
Let’s explore situations you’ll prolly relate to and I advice you try answering in your head if it’s a lonely or alone situation 😊
-You’re sitting at the dinning and you just want to zone out, get plugged and be in your own world.
-You have over 80 “unreplied” messages on WhatsApp but somehow you don’t feel like talking to those people and it’s like there’s no one to talk to.
-You scroll through your contact list of over three hundred names, yes you scroll past your close friends names but somehow, your instinct doesn’t appeal to you to hit that call button.
Well, whatever way you’ve grouped these scenarios…you’re right.
However, whereas being alone could be a decision, nobody really decides to be lonely. Yes loneliness can be self-inflicted. The line between being alone and being lonely is very thin, nobody just decides to be sad because loneliness can also lead to depression…
So here’s me asking,
When was the last time you spent quality time with your friends?
When was the last time you dragged a friend out of his/her shell?
When was the last time you took your friend out for ice cream and laughs?
When was the last time you had good company? Or you’re pushing away all advances by people?
Well, here’s your shot. It’s Friday, start making plans for Saturday chills and night out.