People just don’t understand. It’s absolute deprivation-a desolation-that’s what loneliness is-a dissolving of life. It is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it can become an addiction in that it fosters the idea of worthlessness in your life. You don’t have to glue yourself to the television and listen to the killings and disaster circumnavigating the globe. It’s dangerous to cultivate that behavior because it can become addictive and that removes any potential with an interactive contact with real people. Further, it may set up suicidal tendencies, I am not either one-addicted or suicidal. So what do I do to survive?
To survive, to exist and for what reason God only knows you have to make a significant effort. It’s an absolute necessity. So what do I do? And what should you do? Begin each day with gratitude. That’s a nice platitudinal comment. I do not recommend saying you are grateful for being alive. Instead, take a small step at a time. Each morning as I look out my window I see beauty even on a rainy, cloudy and windy day. I say, “thank you.” I image the great cedars are doing a dance. I watch the eagles float on the high winds. Even with little steps, you can cover a large territory. And it’s that way with changing your outlook on life.