Are you lonely?

Konon ada dua tipe kesepian: loneliness anxiety (terjemahannya apa toh ini?) & existential loneliness. Orang yang belum punya kepercayaan diri biasanya mengalami tipe pertama, belum ‘ngeh’ antara jati dirinya dan topeng yang ingin ditampilkannya; mereka cenderung berupaya lari dari kesepian jenis itu.
Orang yang sudah kenal diri sadar bahwa dirinya adalah pribadi yang memang unik dan hidup ‘sendirian’. Ia tahu bahwa setiap orang mesti bertanggung jawab pada dirinya sendiri dan karena itu mesti ada celah kesepian di mana pun ia berada, tetapi ia tak menolak kenyataan kesepian itu. He knows what to do and he does what he does!

Through the Lens of Freedom

The old man and his little girl really enjoyed their leisure time near Piazza San Marco, Venice. I’m sure they had their own gadget to play with, but as long as I observed them from a distance, I didn’t see them holding any gadget. They were just sitting there and maybe the little girl was singing, inviting her old man to look at the whole creation, at a lifetime friend who never let people be lonely.

There is, indeed, a reason to be lonely and it’s normal, for sure. In case you need a loneliness quiz, just click here or read this article about some signs of loneliness. This video clip might be indicative of our loneliness.

If a person is not aware of his/her being lonely, he/she might go astray in dealing with this feeling. How a person responds his/her loneliness would determine the gravity of the loneliness itself…

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