This is the secret of loneliness.

And nobody talks about it—this mysterious, shadow of loneliness that lingers even when you’re “doing everything right.” The secret is that “everything” is not quite everything.

You can’t address your own experience of loneliness just by finding connection with the people around you. You need to find connection with yourself.

Sure. Connect with your neighbors, your friends, your communities. Go to that meetup. Volunteer. Have meaningful conversations. Find love. Do it all.

Ankit Shah