When I used to sit alone with depression, no one came to make me happy. I could understand there is no one to read my feelings and problems.
Maybe this is not the same for everybody. Some people may have good friends, a boyfriend, or a girlfriend. But, I am an introvert. For me, It is not easy to cope with people. Loneliness was the only escape route for me.
However, gradually I realized it is worthless to be sad for people, think about people and waste my time. When I became sad, I used to walk on a busy road alone.
I loved to discover new cafes in Dhaka. Sometimes I posted my selfie or a photo of my dish on social media. One day, one of my friends asked me, “Hey! Do you go to a restaurant alone?”
I was surprised to hear her question and asked her what the problem was. She wondered if it was hesitation for me I am at a table alone where others are gossiping with their partner. I just smiled at her.
But, this loneliness made me strong, even more vital, that I feel happy and easy when I am alone now. I can see there are some people around who regret because they are lonely. Do not regret it.
Loneliness is never a sad thing. Loneliness is when you need to enjoy your own company and enjoy your time by doing whatever you love. Because when you become more resistant to your loneliness, you get used to it. At a time, you will feel that loneliness is never a matter of sadness or depression.
Written by: Ashik