It’s odd that we can be lonely in the midst of many people or in a relationship gone wrong.
It’s more ironic that one of the best ways to deal with loneliness is to first become your own best friend. We spend too little time tending to the business of nurturing ourselves in more meaningful ways.
Lonely people cannot find a pill to cure it, but by offering their humanity to others and asking nothing in return, the pain is incrementally less. To crave friendship from others makes us needier and lonelier.
Happiness comes from giving your presence and not craving that of another.
Just as psychiatrists have found that focusing on gratitude relieves depression so it is that directing your friendship to others without craving it in return makes you happier.
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