Your article about loneliness emphasizes that a feeling of loneliness more comes from a lack of contact with yourself than from lack of social and physical contact. Additionally, such external contacts can cover up a possible lack inner contact. They function as a sedation that painfully appears now that external connections suddenly shrink. That, for many, is a tough pill to swallow. If we want to learn something from the covid crisis here, it is that we confront ourselves with the existence of this mental sedation. Let us somewhat reduce the agitated chasing of external contacts and allow ourselves more space for a quiet reinforcement of inner contact.
In the Dutch Daily NRC, 29 December 2020 #Eenzaamheid #lockdown #corona #covid-19 #innerlijkerust #innerlijkcontact