I have been through a phase of loneliness and I know how it feels. Every single word written in this quote is true.
It feels like you don’t matter. Anything you do doesn’t really matter. It feels like you are invisible. No one notices you, appreciates you, cares for you.
Helplessness is also common. Like you are ready to do everything you can to make it go away but you can’t. You don’t know what to do. You feel completely helpless.
When I felt this, I remember crying every night. I had suicidal thoughts. I felt sad and isolated most of the day.
And as the quote says, “people do almost anything to escape this combination of isolation and powerlessness”.
It was so true. For the first time in my life I wanted to drink. Too much. I wanted to numb this feeling.
Thankfully my friends were supportive and didn’t encourage any such acts.
Thankfully my little sister showed her love to me every single day. Even when I thought about ending my life, her face came in front of my eyes and I wanted to be alive just for her.
Thankfully I found my true love at the end of all this.
That made me realise that there are people around me who love me.
People matter. They matter a lot. And it’s wonderful to have people who love you around you, they can help you get through everything.
I have seen so many memes saying “I hate people/I hate everyone” or when girl shares her relationship problems to her friends they suggest her to dump him without even listening, I know they are being sarcastic.. but we cannot normalise being alone.
We cannot make isolation look cool. It’s not cool. It’s dark.
People are important. Close friends are important. When things get tough between them leaving shouldn’t be the only option. At least try to make things work. If you are wrong, apologise and be ready to face consequences, don’t run. Kind friends are so important.
They make life worth living.
No matter how much success, or wealth you accumulate, you need someone you love waiting for you home at the end of the day.
Never miss a opportunity to tell your close ones how much you love them.. how much they mean to you.. be genuine, be kind
And if you are going through this phase…
Pleaseeee seek help. Don’t give up. I promise there are people who care for you. You matter. You are loved. Things will get better, I promise..