We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. Orson Welles
Loneliness has been defined by social researchers as “the subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship”. It is stated by American researchers that loneliness is an emotion that may have been caused through evolution to ensure humans remain in close contact with each other.
Of course its not just people in pain who can feel lonely, the elderley in particular can feel very lonely. Well now a new campaign to end loneliness is being set up to ‘defeat the terrible social condition of loneliness, particularly in the older people, with a number of charities binding together to raise awareness, provide support, and suggest actions at government, community and personal levels and practical tips’, visit http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org.uk for more details.