Beyond Isolation: 12 Types of Loneliness That May Surprise You

Or: Why loneliness goes deeper than not having friends

Stephan Joppich

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Loneliness is not the same as being alone. You can feel lonely in a crowd, in marriage, and, of course, in isolation. Being alone is objective and neutral, whereas loneliness is personal, painful, and multi-faceted.

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Stephan Joppich

Engineer turned philosophy student • I write about loneliness, minimalism, and books that changed my life • More food for thought → stephanjoppich.com