When someone says they have no friends the generic response is either to say or to assume that they must have somebody. They say that every suicide will affect at least 6 people. I can come up with three names, and I do the math constantly, trying to make sure I haven't forgotten anybody. And two of those three are family, and the third is someone I don't like nor do I willingly associate with. Pathetic, very. So, if these other people, who have people, can claim to be lonely, then I must be the epitome of loneliness. I feel lonely more than I feel alone. I am comfortable in being alone, solitude is an introverts balm. but when the phone doesn't ring for weeks at a time, and you've spent every friday and saturday night alone for the past.. at least year and a half.. That is loneliness. This is loneliness. So, if you have even one friend then know that you are better off than me.