I believe every living being has been created with an inherent ability to survive on its own, by default!
That’s exactly why it intrigues and saddens me to find certain folks falling into ‘hopeless’ depression or plans of ending lives, on the mere assumption of ‘loneliness’.
To begin with, loneliness is more a state of the mind, rather than matter-of-fact. It’s not exactly the absence of company. How does one explain feeling alone in a crowd?
This state is all the more difficult to accept for certain people who are mostly ‘dependent’ on others for physical, mental and emotional well-being. It’s like someone ‘seeking’ acknowledgement from everyone except himself/herself.
The foremost reason for feeling low begins therefrom. Once this ‘enchanting notion’ is removed, half the problem is solved. The truth is: God has created every person with so much of potential that he/she needn’t really fall back on his/her lineage or legacy to explore and exploit the self to its maximum capability.
As Gopal Krishna Gokhale once said “It is during Solitude that one strikes upon the Bedrock Truths of Life!”
And one big truth about Life is: Should Destiny devise dubious plans to leave us on our own, Nature fine-tunes us to a mode of ‘self-sufficiency’ and by all means, we weather the storm by and by.
Just one condition though: Never stop believing in yourself and how much more you can actually endure !