The bible says it is better to give then to receive and that the leech has two daughters, “give, give,” they cry.
During the pandemic I went around 2 years without talking about my feelings because there was no one to listen and during that time my loneliness went from 40% to 0%
When I found new friends and began to discuss my feelings with people again, my loneliness went from 0% to 20% and I realized that my loneliness was caused by having friends and not by not having friends.
What I mean by that is, the path out of loneliness is gifts and service for others, even if it is never returned. When you demand and seek gifts and service from others, you will always be lonely, and this is true no matter how kind, or selfless or loving your friends are.
I’ve always been lonelier with friends then I was without them.