It’s not what you think it is, loneliness.

Loneliness is not actually about being alone. It’s about being quiet. It’s not the lack of people that you might happen to have around you. But rather the thickness of the filter you feel you have to have in order to actually communicate with them.

Loneliness is the voice in the back of our heads that tells us to quiet down, the idea’s no good, or that no one wants to hear what we say. It’s trying to play the part were supposed to play and but never actually feeling like we are fully part of anything.

Overcoming it is not what you think either.

It doesn’t require more people or more talking. There aren’t groups you need to join or club memberships you need to buy.

What it takes is one person, one conversation, one honest sentence spoken from the heart. Overcoming loneliness is about being heard. One time. Completely.

Who have you listened to today?



Published by Brian Fretwell

Author, TEDx Speaker, Consultant Trying not to be a horrible human

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