There is a difference between being alone and feeling alone.
You can have 200 Facebook friends or 2000 and still feel lonely. It simply doesn’t matter. That’s not how loneliness works. You can’t prevent it by just having a multitude of friends. The number of people you know counts for nothing.
The truth is that loneliness does not come from not knowing a lot of people. Feelings of loneliness are born from a lack of meaningful connections. We feel lonely because of an absence of intimate relationships.
It is for this reason that loneliness is often a precursor to poor mental health. We’re social creatures, conversation and companionship is what we crave most.
When did you last feel lonely?