Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors – and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?


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  1. We designed a poster on this topic as well. You can find it here: https://shop-us.kurzgesagt.org/collections/all-kurzgesagt-products/products/in-a-nutshell-loneliness-poster?variant=28928293503024

  2. I think part of why loneliness is so hard to overcome is because it’s not a problem you can fix by yourself. You need other people to help you. It’s also hard when friendships take such a long time to grow and develop before you can feel close enough to actually connect with them.

  3. While I am buying my dinner, see how empty my wallet is and think how I can live with this. Suddenly, a car on the opposite side honked to startle me. At that moment, a customer behind me suddenly bought food. I clutched my wallet and looked in the rearview mirror. I'm sure he looked at my wallet but not sure if he really wanted to steal it. Am I too lonely to fear everything :((

  4. Loneliness is… when you haven’t talked to another soul in months.
    Loneliness is… when the thing you want most is a hug.
    Loneliness is… when you want someone to understand you.
    Loneliness is… when you feel your mind deteriorating but no one else notices.
    Loneliness is… when you feel like you don’t belong anywhere.
    Loneliness is… when everyone judges you for things you haven’t done.
    Loneliness is… when you sit in a room filled with people but somehow you are the only person with a whole empty two meter radius around you.
    Loneliness is… when people look at you and say that they cannot see a single good trait in you.
    Loneliness is… when you say something to a group of people but not a single soul acknowledges it.
    Loneliness is… when no one laughs about your joke but when someone else says it the are suddenly the funniest person around.
    Loneliness is… when you heart hurts in you chest. When all you want is to be understood and acknowledged as person rather than a pest taking up too much room. When you think that the only way to stay sane is to hurt yourself in unspeakable ways to take away the pain. When you are all alone. When no one cares. When you are desperate to do whatever it takes to rid you of this god-forsaken feeling. When you dreams are deemed as unimportant by those around you. And promises made to you are broken because they believe you are not important enough to keep them. Loneliness is when you wish you could just take a knife to your throat and die but you don’t because you know that nobody would grief and instead be happy to have you out of their way.
    Loneliness is when you search the word lonely on YouTube hoping to find something interesting and end up typing all your feelings into the comment section knowing that no one would even care to read it or care to change it.
    That is loneliness.

  5. Man I felt like this in years. I always end up relapsing and giving up on myself after things get a little bit better, just like today. I always have to pick myself up and help myself. It feels like the only shoulder I could lean on is my own. It feels like disappearing is much better choice.

  6. Wish I could have watched this in 2017 so I wouldn't dropped out of college and become more depressed. GG my life.

  7. i cant fuck with the social media bullshit surface level crap so id rather be alone than with people who dont actually like me for me or care about my well being

  8. Loneliness is being that one friend in the group that never gets acknowledged

    Loneliness is staying up late into the night wondering if you would ever be accepted

    Loneliness is hearing everyone in your friend group talk about all the relationships they have been in while you kill youself slowly

    Everyone fear being alone it hurts more than it look

  9. My friends are dumb as dogshit. We are around 30 years old and they still live at home with their parents and with no cars or means of transport. I just stopped talking to them one day a year year ago. But i went to 5 schools before i was 12 years old so i have always been ripped away from my friends anyway so it sort of came naturally but i cant say i enjoy life and i toss up suicide or not every day. Sydney, Australia.


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