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Lonely or Just Surviving?

Kenneth, born and raised in the South, resides in Hamilton, Alabama. He enjoys sharing his unique perspectives on life through his writing.

Alone does not mean lonely.

Alone does not mean lonely.

A rather perplexing question, I'd say. Well, in my defense, we have plenty of talented singers, poets, authors, musicians, as well as philosophers to keep the discussion going for years. But with all due respect, let's not. Let's just spend the night alone with our coffee, stretched-out and no talk about our jobs. Deal?

There are some people in 2021 who are sincerely lonely. The same can be said about another group of people if asked how are you doing? They reply, just surviving. Talk about a warped point of view. First things first. Let's take the lonely people. Wasn't that word heard in a Beatles hit, "Eleanor Rigby --Look at all the lonely people," am I right or not? Needless to say, I love this song and I know that a lot of you do as well.

Lonely. Yep. Been there plenty of times. Been there plenty even when I was standing right in the middle of a big crowd. Have you ever thought such? Let me explain. I am standing in the middle of a big crowd, but they are glued to each other yakking to each other about 90 MPH and not borhering to ask anything about me. Some outsiders would cheer for being so exiled. But do have the right to be lonely? Not really, because I did have the choice of walking away and then drive to my home. Who in that snooty crowd would care?

Even a hobo has o eat. It may not be glamorous, but he suvices.

Even a hobo has o eat. It may not be glamorous, but he suvices.

Yes, I do believe that there is a lot of people who are seriously lonely. Strangely enough, these people are gainfully-employed at good companies with good jobs and have loving, gorgeous Trophy Wives, and two children with accelerated I.Q.'s. They are so intelligent, they both will attend Yale when they turn 11. Next birthday, they will discover the cure for the common cold. It could happen.

But why do you think that these people with Type A personalities ever get lonely? They have plenty to keep their minds occupied, so boredom is not the cause. Plus they are working and not like other folks who say that they are just surviving. So what's happening, Joe? This is time for Dr. Phil. Hopefully this time, he has a license to practice psychology.

Could be these lonely people but not by choice are this way because they are missing something. I speak from an amateur status, but I think that while they were on the way to the top of the Food Chain, they dropped something. And it will haunt them in every dark hour day and night--until they address the problem and deal with it. Or not. Some people, I think too, that they enjoy being lonely similar to some who love to be sick. Yes. This is true.

Proof that hobo's f yesteryear, walked many pairs of shoes like these.

Proof that hobo's f yesteryear, walked many pairs of shoes like these.

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I could go on, but why? I believe that my followers are more-intelligent than I could ever dream. Yes, there is such a thing as a lonely hobo. And a hobo who is surviving. As for love, yes, hobo's are very capable of receiving and sharing love to others. So I guess that I am in a"corner that I have written by myself."

I failed on writing the kind of hub that gets attention. But in my case, I just hope that you enjoyed the graphics.

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Teodora Gheorghe on September 13, 2021:

A touching article. Indeed, there are a lot of lonely people out there. A lot could be said about loneliness and its various implications. I believe that we all have experienced loneliness at some point. We have been misunderstood, neglected, abandoned, disappointed by others. But without loneliness we would not be able to truly appreciate the beauty of togetherness.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 12, 2021:

Yes, it is easy to be lonely in a crowd. I’d prefer to avoid the crowds though. I came, I saw, I read.

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