Loneliness

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Looking Loneliness in the Face

Professor Elaine Bernal was halfway through grading the stack of 50+ final exams, when she came across the one that set itself apart from the rest. "Please don't waste your time grading this," said the note at the bottom of the first page, "as I am not in your class! I just did not want to be lonely. So I decided to take it."

Everyone knows what it is to be lonely. Even in a crowded public place, in a marriage, in a house full of siblings, one can feel lonely, disconnected, as if there's no-one else there. It's a price inherent to being the only one looking out at the world through your eyes.

Loneliness not only feels bad, it can be damaging. A March 2015 Time magazine…

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