WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT REALLY, TRULY LONELY?

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE REALLY AND TRULY LONELY

Loneliness is always a devastating situation and always arises as a result of different circumstances or situations like loss of a deer family member, breakup in a relationship, being made jest off by friends in school and a lot of other cases and situations.  Looking at it critically it has always been painful and disturbing when you don’t feel connected to others.  We as humans always want friendship, love and acquaintance.

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loneliness (Photo credit: PrAdEeP’s Vision)

loneliness is a signal that an important basic need is not being met, such as the need to develop a circle of friends or a special relationship or the need for support. It is always very devastating and terrible when you feel the need for warmth and it’s not there, the need for understanding and support, especially when you have a special program and you want your family there for you.  The need and longing to share your feelings and thoughts with others, but nobody is there to listen to you can make you really and truly lonely. Loneliness can also arise as a result of insecurity, inferiority complex, the feeling that you are not acceptable and loved by people around you, the feeling that you have no choice but be lonely.

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I am lonely

The last time I felt lonely was when i was far away from my family due to circumstances beyond my control which led to loneliness and because of this, I had to console myself by getting a dog to keep my company.  there are others with similar or different cases that warrants loneliness, like the case of a teenager who had a sweet and loving parents but lost them to accident can become very lonely or the case of a student who likes been teased or bullied all the time by her fellow students can lead to that student being really and truly lonely.

"Loneliness has followed me my whole life...

“Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man.” Robert De Niro as neo-noir antihero Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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AT WHAT AGE DO YOU THINK ITS APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN TO GET CELL PHONES?

CELLPHONE AGE FOR CHILDREN

I WAS DISCUSSING WITH SOME FRIENDS SOMETIME AND THIS QUESTION ABOUT WHEN KIDS SHOULD BE USING MOBILE PHONES CAME UP, AND EVERYBODY HAD THEIR DIFFERENT OPINION AND SOME SAID AGE 12,13,AND 15 RESPECTIVELY, BUT IN REALITY WHAT AGE WOULD A PARENT WANT THEIR KIDS TO USE PHONES?, BECAUSE OF A LOT OF FACTORS LIKE CORRUPTION, DISCUSSING ISSUES NOT RELATING TO EDUCATION, NOT BEING ABLE TO MONITOR THE CHILD EVEN ON PHONE MAKES SOME PARENTS TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT WHEN TO ALLOW THEIR KIDS TO USE PHONES.

FOR ME, I THINK USING PHONE FOR CHILDREN DEPENDS ON PARENTS AND THEIR BELIEVES AND OPINIONS, SOME PARENTS DUE TO RELIGION RESTRICT THEIR KIDS FROM USING PHONE UNTIL WHEN THEY ARE 18 AND SOME GIVE THEIR CHILDREN THE PRIVILEGE FROM AGE 11 OR 12 DEPENDS ON HOW SMART AND RESPONSIBLE THEY THINK THE CHILD IS ,SOME PARENTS THINK ITS APPROPRIATE FOR A CHILD TO USE PHONE FROM AGE 12 BECAUSE, WHEREVER THE CHILD IS THEY CAN BE MONITORED .SOME PARENTS LOOK AT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A CHILD TO GIVE THEM PHONE.

SOME PARENTS HAVE NO CHOICE AS TO WHEN TO GIVE PHONE TO THEIR KIDS DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL, SUCH AS CARRYING PHONE FOR HEALTH REASONS E.T.C. I KNOW OF A PARENT WHO’S CHILD STARTED USING PHONE IN 4TH GRADE WHEN THE CHILD DEVELOPED A MEDICAL CONDITION.THE FRIENDS THOUGHT THEY COULD USE THE PHONE TO CALL FOR HELP ANYWHERE AT THE PLAYGROUND IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.THE AGE THAT I WILL SUGGEST CELL PHONES FOR CHILDREN WOULD BE FROM AGE 12 AND ABOVE.