More and more people are succumbing to what is being defined as “Living Together Loneliness (LTL)”. It is a state where you live with someone within the same four walls, but do not get any feeling of having the other person’s company. You feel alone in a crowd. Like a lost child, you are looking around for the familiar face which will smile back at you, lift you up in enveloping arms, and dispel your insecurity and loneliness forever!
But that does not happen. You need to realize that unlike the child lost in the crowd, you have to build up your inner resources to cope with the rushing crowd, your fears, your anxieties, and your feeling of insecurity. Once you do that and move ahead in the world, you will then find many familiar faces accosting you in your journey, giving you company part of the way, and dispelling your loneliness.
Life is a long journey. There are bound to be hills and valleys, jungles and deserts, along the way. You will find many companions, and you will traverse alone part of the way. Learn to cultivate the one friend who will never forsake you or neglect you — YOU yourself! Best of luck
Both rain and sunshine are needed to make a rainbow.
Both joy and sorrow are needed to make life truly beautiful and colourful