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Social actions are those actions you
would perform with the recognition that you are a member of society.
Give full vent to your disagreements and then realize you are still a
member of society no matter how much you disagree with it. The
alternative is to live a life apart from society even if it causes
you to be lonely.
People who disagree with society...
keep to themselves usually feel lonely. It is up to you to decide
whether you want to remain lonely. If and when you realize that it is
not worthwhile to disagree with society and remain lonely then you
have to perform sociable actions and thus find your way back to
The actions are very simple to
The easiest one is to smile when you don't feel free to
comment on what you see others doing. Quite often that causes others
to open up to you and start a conversation with you.
Another social action is to be outside
your residence as much as you can.
You could be at a mall, a book
store, an event or at a meeting of a club you belong to. Search your newspaper and your
surroundings for clubs and religious organizations you could join.
Religious organizations, quite often, open you up to volunteer
opportunities. In fact, you are likely to be overwhelmed with requests to volunteer.
You can also find clubs, organizations and volunteer
opportunities on your own without the help of religious
Choose organizations or clubs related to your
interests. Participating in a club about a subject that you are
passionate about, or can get passionate about, is a well known path
out of loneliness.
While all of the above suggestions...
appear to be impractical for you, you can find social activities to
perform if you put your mind to it. There is one truth about
overcoming loneliness and it is that activities lead to an exit from
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