The way it is

<<We suffer a lot in our society from loneliness. So much of our life is an attempt to not be lonely: “Let’s talk to each other; let’s do things together so we won’t be lonely.” And yet inevitably, we are really alone in these human forms. We can pretend; we can entertain each other; but that’s about the best we can do. When it comes to the actual experience of life, we’re very much alone; and to expect anyone else to take away our loneliness is asking too much.>>

The way it is (Ajahn Sumedho)