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Solitude Isolation and Loneliness Solitude isolation and loneliness are enormously powerful and most often overwhelming feelings They possess the ability to cause great pain and suffering or personal triumph Solitude is defined as the state of being solitary or alone seclusion isolation or remoteness and listed as a synonym is isolation Websters Loneliness means to be alone or solitary to stand apart from others isolated Websters Solitude isolation and loneliness seem on the surface to be one and the same but it is a bit wrong to equate them without first examining their various connotations Solitude is a self-imposed isolation that often brings positive and renewing feelings It generates a sense of solitariness that is both creative and motivating For me solitude can only be explained as heaven I have never been lonely because I not only enjoy solitude but I seek it out when ever possible so I guess that makes me a solitudinarian one who seeks solitude American Heritage In plainer words I am a loner True loneliness can be dangerous but solitude a chosen loneliness can be valuable Isolate means to set apart from others to place alone Websters I perceive this to mean that it is a form of forced separation from other people resulting in an aloneness or solitude Isolation exists or occurs in many forms and generally effects everyone in one of the two following ways When a person has been isolated for a long period It can make him stronger and become his ally or it can overwhelm him and make him weaker A good example of isolation would be what was done to the two Davis boys Those two poor things had been isolated from the world for most of their lives Websters defines loneliness as a feeling you experience when alone or isolated To me loneliness is not simply a matter of being alone but rather the feeling that no
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