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To Needy Adults: What’s Wrong With Loneliness?

I need to admit that this is a lonely Sunday for me. I woke up at 10 a.m., spent the whole day writing my last article without breakfast or lunch and then started crying in my bed when taking a little early afternoon break.
Now with a mouth full of newly cooked chicken breast, I am trying to think about the question: Why did I cry?

To be more precise, Why couldn’t I help but keep having nightmares about my old college times as long as I feel unhappy, especially about the graduation day when I was smuggling alone in the darkness trying to find his photo, hanging on God knows which wall of that fucking frozen building?

I tend to get stuck and haunted by that “lucky” day every time sadness strikes me. But is this really about him? Not really.
Plato said more than two thousand years ago that every one of us is an incomplete individual originated from two split halves. After all, we are all looking for the other half to be completed, even though most of us will not be able to do it because there are too many halves.

Sometimes you think you found it, sometimes you think you will never find it. This desire to search for the other half may be called “the attempt to get rid of the innate loneliness.”

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