“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Are you lonely? I don’t meet in solitude, because solitude is a very good thing sometimes. I mean the kind of loneliness that occurs even if there are people around. Do you try to blend in only to be disappointed by people? This disappointment can be caused by two things. Either you are, for various reasons, not able to see outside yourself and your needs and therefore cannot make a connection with others, or you are more intelligent than most people you come across and cannot make a connection because you aren’t able to put yourself at their level, or them at yours. Either way, loneliness can be very painful.
I’ve found some uplifting quotes that may lift your spirits if you are lonely in your sadness, depression, or solitude. They certainly lifted mine.
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
Other people don’t determine the worth in your life. Find something worth working towards. Do something you can feel good about. A joyful life is worth living, so stay joyful and believe life is worth it, and it will be.
“If you want to be respected, respect yourself.” – Spanish Proverbs
Be kind to yourself and others are more likely to do the same. if you don’t like yourself, how can you expect others to like you? You need to love yourself, care for yourself, and do things that will make you happy. Others will sense that purpose in you and have respect for it and you.
“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.” – Chinese Proverb
I think this one has a lot to say about loneliness. When you make right decisions in your life, a lot of people won’t agree with you and you could lose many of your friends, making you feel lonely and sad. But, just remember, if you are making good decisions for yourself, you are the wise man(or woman), and you will be freer than if you simply followed the crowd and tried to fit in with the wrong people.
“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve
If you accomplish anything without hope, it is not really your accomplishment. Hope for goodness in your life, and take action. Anything is possible.
“The first step is you. You have to say that you can.” – Will Smith
You can do it! You don’t have to be alone. Do what you need to do to be a kind, good, and joyful person, and people will find you. Find your gifts and talents and share them with the world. You may be lonely on an exterior level, but if you are able to help people with your gifts and talents, you will have connected with them on a level that goes deeper than what’s on the surface.
Just saying: the words in italics are the quotes, which I have given credit to the authors. The words not italicized are mine, so please don’t copy them 😉
Thank you for reading 🙂