[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]What is isolation other than a bad word for a bad thing? The mere mention of the word brings up thoughts of solitary confinement. Images of crazy people in straitjackets, locked away so they won’t hurt themselves, that certainly DOES NOT describe us. However, the word isolation also includes the state of being alone. So, are you someone who enjoys the pleasure of your own company? Why should that be a problem?

Surely, nobody understands us better than ourselves. In our own company, there is less stress, we don’t have to pretend. I mean if there is anybody likes me, it’s me! But although that contrived reality where I am by myself and feel good may be accepted as normal, is it? Isolation happens to all of us, in one instant or another. Many times, when situations arise, we feel like we just want to be alone. In addition, we may convince ourselves that we are happier this way. However, isolation is in fact, a problem.

Everybody needs to be alone but it becomes a problem when we begin to create another world where we escape from reality. Isolation can start when some issue remains unaddressed and we feel we can’t share it, or believe our situation is so different that no one will understand. Perhaps we conclude that people can never be trusted because they will always hurt you. We end up with either the feeling of inferiority or superiority; conclusion – better off alone.

Fooled by the deception that we prefer to be alone, we indulge in it, thinking that this is the one thing that we crave. Oftentimes people wear earphones, pretending to listen to music just to ward off other persons. Sounds familiar? But that is strange behaviour think about it a bit. Human beings are social creatures, leave me alone with myself is not normal behaviour. We naturally need to have others around us. Although we may have been thinking; “That’s just who I am,” we may have been suffering from isolation all our lives.

So…are you living in ISOLATION?

[In our next post, we will look at the CAUSES OF ISOLATION]

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