Loneliness is more than a feeling or an emotion… it’s isolation, it’s emptiness. It isn’t just wanting company… it’s feeling disconnected and alone.
It’s not the type of thing that you can list a few statistics to understand, but it is something we all would have experienced at some time.
It can be found in big cities, where people feel anonymous and cut off… lost in the crowd… without a community to attach to and identify with.
It can be found in country areas where people live far apart, as they tend to farms.
It can also be the child soldier held in captivity, or rejected by their community upon escape.
It can be the person isolated because of their race.
It can be the trafficked person, held against their will.
It can be found in the lives of the homeless person you pass each day.
It can be your neighbour, or that person you’d never expect.
Let’s not be too busy to stop. To make time. To notice. Because people matter.