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Loneliness is one of life’s most miserable experiences, everyone feels lonely sometimes and under jealoues gazes or thoughts of them, some people don’t… Is there a message for us in loneliness? Is there a way we can turn it into something positive?

I don’t think so, loneliness is loneliness and it is not something to be turned into something else… It is a temporary condition that departs in a few hours or a couple days. But when you're burdened with this emotion for weeks, months, or even years, it may be something different…

In a sense, loneliness is like a toothache: It's a warning signal that something is wrong. And like a toothache, if left unattended, it usually gets worse. But is there a cure for loneliness? Is there some secret elixir that will fix this toothache of the soul?

Some may say answer to loneliness is not the quantity of your relationships, but the quality of them. For many of us, improving our relationships with others and letting them get close to us is a distasteful cure, as dreaded as taking your toothache to a dentist.

On the contrary, a famous Turkish author, Özdemir Asaf, says: “Loneliness cannot be shared, if it is shared it is not loneliness anymore” …sorry for my poor translation… Loneliness may not be a state of mood to be cured, it may be a phase of soul which should be in great balance to counter part. Thus it may not be something to be shared, not a measure of relationships’ quality…

…note is mainly from a website, for the original text…

…taken in a cafe in Beyoglu…

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