How to Deal With Loneliness

See it as an asset instead of a problem

Illustration by Anton Dymtchenko

Over the past 18 months, the main global pandemic exacerbated a hidden one: loneliness. Mandatory isolation saved lives yet it aggravated the well-being of people starving for human contact.

Ironically, I’ve had a lot of time alone to think about how to deal with loneliness. I began to treat it as fasting instead of…