lonely without being alone is bitter loneliness.
To be alone without being lonely is sweet solitude.
Loneliness is one of the most unnoticeable and Vet
one of the most cruel punishments any human being can ever suffer irrespective of
ones race, religion, national origin, sex, and even health and wealth. Loneliness is
suffered by countless millions throughout the world. Solitude is quite another
thing. Few in this modern world know the true meaning and the real sweetness of solitude
while innumerable persons have tasted the bitterness and endured the misery of loneliness.
Loneli- ness is involuntary and unnecessary; solitude is
voluntary and desirable. In the former, one suffers indescribably; in the latter one
enjoys immeasurably. Superfi- cially, the two may appear very much alike, but In
essence, in content, and in destiny, they are basically different.