When Did Loneliness Become A 4-letter Word?Never tell someone you’re lonely. If someone asks you how you’re feeling and you say fine, although a bit lonely, be prepared to have them either laugh at you, berate you, ignore you or turn away. Why is being lonely so wrong? I’m very lonely and frankly, I hate it. I’ve been told many times that it’s my own fault. How is it my fault? Is it my fault I’m shy? They say get out there and talk to people and you won’t be so lonely. No, really? Gee, I wish I’d thought of that. I'm sorry, but I have a very difficult time talking to people (what part of shy don’t you understand?). I wish I could talk to people easily, but I can’t. And people say, "Just get over it!" or "I was like you but I got over it". Well, I can’t just "get over it". I’m NOT you, I’m me. I’m glad you were able to get over it, but try as I might I can’t.
I like being with someone. being able to talk to them and have then talk to me. It is such a great feeling. But for me that’s very rare. People have always liked to tell me their problems (probably because I patiently listen to them). I don’t mind. However, I too have problems and want to tell them to someone. Do these people ever want to hear my problems? No! They just use me.
You can laugh at me, you can ridicule me or you can ignore me, I don’t care. I’m going to say it... I’m lonely! I want companionship. I’m a human being, just like everyone else. I have wants needs and desires just like them. Sadly, the older I get, the lonelier I get.
Shuhak 46-50, M 43 Responses 38 Feb 25, 2012