My new research: loneliness
One of the most common questions we seem to ask each other is “How are you?”
For many years as people asked me that question the one answer in the back of my mind I have always wanted to say is “… I feel lonely”
So let me say it. I feel lonely. I am surrounded by people in my life and I feel desperately lonely.
Lonely you say. You are married, have 2 teenagers, speak to tens of thousands of people a year, coach baseball, involved in church, and so on. You should not feel lonely.
All I know is that I am.
So I have decided that I want to begin a personal journey looking at loneliness. I am hoping in time that this journey becomes my newest talk.
Here is where I would like your help. I don’t think I am alone in this journey (no pun intended) If anyone wants to share some of their struggles with loneliness I would love to hear them. I am also hoping to put out a large survey sometime this summer and begin to look at how many people feel the way that I do.
If you come across any books, blogs, articles, youtube videos, documentaries, quotes or basically anything you think might help me as I delve into this concept of loneliness please send it through to me online or privately.
thanks for any support.