This applies to me as well. For some reason I don't think I would feel as bad if I knew most of the population was going through the same thing too... I'd still be a loner of course...Interesting article and interesting question. I think i tend to compare myself to other people too much, for instance if i see people with friends hanging out i compare my own isolated existence to their apparent happy lives. If i lived on an island with no other soul there i would feel lonely but i would have no one to compare too and thus i wouldn't be constantly reminded of my loneliness.
Yeah, I find that a lot. That's why I hate cell phones. I find it pretty rude.He describes texting or Twittering in the presence of others as a "prescription for loneliness." Such behavior, he says, sends the message that someone somewhere else is more important.