The price of loneliness

Being alone and lonely are two different things but being alone and lonely can co-exist at the same time. Alone means being in solitude in a secluded place while being lonely exempts the amount of people you are with. Loneliness can lead a person to vulnerability and if added with being alone, the risks are twice higher and can often lead to a mental breakdown. The parasitic effect of wanting to belong exposes someones weakness and can be exploited by other people wherein the person may unconsciously notice how she/he is being controlled. Personalities, behaviors, principles may change but for that person, it is justified as something good or something necessary. To simplify, lonely people are lost people and if they’re alone, chances of suicidal or delinquent behaviors may occur.
There is no self identity and the manner they wanted to be recognized is through the people surrounding them or by impersonating someone “ideal” for them. It’s like a puppet show in a theater where the master dominates all and everyone looses their color. A pale gray environment full of grief and sorrow.
Ironically, we see and meet a lot of lonely people but why we don’t notice them lies on their hypocritical way of life. They smile often, shake a few hands, laugh on little jokes, have lots of friends, living a wealthy lifestyle, and a lot more mascara concealing their inner feelings. The question of why after something unexpectedly changed in that person is rampant and left hanging drifted by the wind accompanied by uncertain answers. Most of the time, they just turn into a complete stranger even to themselves. Being lonely is an excruciating persecution for people for its three characteristics, mentally depreciating, incapacitation of freedom, and mutilation of self identity.

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