The Opposite of Loneliness

Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

Author: Marina Keegan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476753628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

The Opposite of Loneliness Enhanced Edition

Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker.

Author: Marina Keegan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476765921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, “Cold Pastoral,” was published in just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina’s essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world.

The Anatomy of Loneliness

It pushes us away from oneness and into a state of loneliness. That is the
opposite of love and it causes pain. There is only one type of pain in this universe
and it is separation. There is only one kind of happiness in this universe and it is

Author: Teal Swan

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786781972

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 602

Following in the footsteps of the success of The Completion Process, bestselling author and modern spiritual leader, Teal Swan offers an in-depth exploration and understanding of loneliness. Drawing on her extraordinary healing technique; the Connection Process Teal offers a way to experience connection once again. Loneliness is reaching endemic proportions in our society, reflected by rising suicide rates and increased mental illness. Now, more than ever we need to find a way to connect. Loneliness, is a feeling of separation or isolation, it is not necessarily the same as the physical state of being alone. This book is for people who suffer from loneliness, the kind that cannot be solved by simply being around other people. Their aloneness is a deeply embedded pattern that is both negative and painful; it is often fueled by trauma, loss, addiction, grief and a lack of self-esteem and insecurity. In The Anatomy of Loneliness, Teal identifies the three pillars or qualities of loneliness: Separation, Shame and Fear and goes on to share her revolutionary technique; The Connection Process, a form of intuitive journeying, usually involving two people a ‘receiver’ and a ‘journeyer’. Through a series of exercises each person experiences ‘walls’ and ‘blockages’ as they move through the process both participants face their fears learning from these to reach a place of unconditional love and acceptance.

A Philosophy of Loneliness

Is loneliness, furthermore, the opposite of love and friendship? In order to
understand loneliness better, I will say more in Chapter Five about the role
friendship and love play in human life. Loneliness, for its part, can shed light on
why these ...

Author: Lars Svendsen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780237936

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 306

For many of us it is the ultimate fear: to die alone. Loneliness is a difficult subject to address because it has such negative connotations in our intensely social world. But the truth is that wherever there are people, there is loneliness. You can be lonely sitting in the quiet of your home, in the still of an afternoon park, or even when surrounded by throngs of people on a busy street. One need only turn on the radio to hear a crooner telling us just how lonesome we can be. In this groundbreaking book, philosopher Lars Svendsen confronts loneliness head on, investigating both the negative and positive sides of this most human of emotions. Drawing on the latest research in philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, A Philosophy of Loneliness explores the different kinds of loneliness and examines the psychological and social characteristics that dispose people to them. Svendsen looks at the importance of friendship and love, and he examines how loneliness can impact our quality of life and affect our physical and mental health. In a provocative move, he also argues that the main problem in our modern society is not that we have too much loneliness but rather too little solitude, and he looks to those moments when our loneliness can actually tell us profound things about ourselves and our place in the world. The result is a fascinating book about a complex and deeply meaningful part of our very being.

The Opposite of Fate

It deepened my sense of alienation, which, while not a prerequisite for a writer, is
certainly useful as an impetus for writing. Many of the great novels of our time are
based on alienated narrators. And yet I hated those feelings of loneliness.

Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007384033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 457

An unbearably moving, intensely passionate, deeply personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America’s best-loved novelists.

The Opposite of Me

Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her devestatingly beautiful twin sister, Alex.


Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0731815378

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 746

Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her devestatingly beautiful twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being names creative vice president of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus hour weeks, migraines and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey's carefully constructed life implodes. Humiliated and desperate, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents' Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her prince charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin, while she furtively tries to put her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.

Blue Like Jazz Movie Edition

I think being in love is an opposite of loneliness, but not the opposite. There are
other things I now crave when I am lonely, like community, like friendship, like
family. I think our society puts too much 151 14. Alone: Fifty-three Years in Space.

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400204593

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 987

This contemporary classic gets a limited edition makeover with movie art and a new preface from Donald Miller. In print for nearly a decade, Blue Like Jazz has earned a coveted spot on readers’ shelves and in their hearts. Many have said that Donald Miller expressed exactly what they were feeling but couldn’t find the words to say themselves. In this landmark book that changed what people expected from Christian writers, that changed what people needed for their spiritual journeys, Donald Miller takes readers through a real life striving to understand relationship with God. Heartwarming and hilarious, poignant and unexpected, Blue Like Jazz has become a contemporary classic. For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture, thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, or yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life . . . Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.

Have You Seen

Some admirers of the film have spoken of its sense of loneliness. But maybe they
mean isolation. For there is a pact and closeness between the mother and the
son that are the opposite of loneliness. Still there is no backstory or explanation ...

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141926589

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1024

View: 390

This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged labour. Always unexpected, never repetitive, ‘Have You Seen...?’ can be read consecutively – from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point – or dipped into over many years, and it is a masterclass in how to write about films and how to love them. Sometimes Thomson will be interested in the director, sometimes in the culture that made such a film possible at such a time, sometimes in the stars (always in the stars, to be honest), and sometimes even in the outrageous cynicism and corruption of most financial backers. ‘Have You Seen...?’ is crammed with great love stories, westerns, musicals, war stories, comedies, and dramas. It is as in awe of film noir as of silent farce, and adores Hollywood but also favours British, Japanese and European cinema: camp disasters, kitsch and pretention hold no fears. If Thomson has a bottom line it is his incredulity that so much that is so enjoyable and moving and worthwhile was ever made at all – and that thanks to DVD we can now watch it forever. ‘Have You Seen...?’ will redirect how you spend your evenings for the rest of your life – for the better.

Days of Loneliness

Simply to have something to do he was striking the air aimlessly with his walking
stick. All of a sudden comes from the opposite side of the inlet a trumpet call. He
gives a start— and then he sees on the field a squadron of cavalry emerge from ...


Publisher: Ardent Media




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Priest Prophet Pilgrim

... “Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness.”72 Within
the context of Berry's Christian convictions, say Bonzo and Stevens, this means
that the follower of. 69. Berry, “Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community,” in Sex,

Author: Todd Edmondson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873403

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 785

Priest, Prophet, Pilgrim: Types and Distortions of Spiritual Vocation in the Fiction of Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy provides a reading of characters in the novels and short stories of two important contemporary American writers through the lens of spiritual theology. Applying the work of Rowan Williams, Nicholas Lash, and others, Edmondson constructs a theological framework that takes seriously the notion of Christian spirituality not as an invitation to flee from this world, but rather as a way of life that seeks reconciliation and joy within this world, encountering and embracing Godʼs presence within everyday existence, in the contexts of such realities as corporeality, communities, and the created order as a whole. This framework is then applied to the fiction of two American authors, Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy. By comparing these writers, the characters they create, and the worldviews that shape their narratives, Priest, Prophet, Pilgrim demonstrates, in ways that can be applied to other works and other characters, how the reading of fiction can inform the pursuit of the spiritual life.

Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery

Easy, Flavorful Recipes to Prevent and Decrease Side Effects at Every Stage of
Conventional Therapy Susan Gins, MA, MS, CN, Lisa A. Price, ND. Healing is
impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.

Author: Susan Gins, MA, MS, CN

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617052388

Category: Cooking

Page: 200

View: 424

For cancer patients undergoing treatment, foods that prevent and reduce side effects, promote healing, and increase your quality of life. Written by a naturopathic physician and a certified nutritionist specializing in complementary cancer care, Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery provides patients and their friends and family with over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment while avoiding proinflammatory foods such as processed sugars, dairy, and gluten that may increase side effects. The recipes in this user-friendly cookbook: Will not interfere or reduce the effectiveness of conventional treatment Address the most common side effects of conventional treatment including diarrhea, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, joint pain, chemo brain, loss of appetite, anemia, muscle aches, gas and bloating, and constipation Use widely available ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare with minimal prep and cooking time Are packed with flavor and aesthetic appeal, such as savory oatmeal, mushroom buckwheat soup, chicken with apricot and chickpeas, carob fudge, and mango lassi Provide essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients Include nutrition facts and calorie count Complement each other for a therapeutic balance of protein, good fats, carbohydrates, and fiber Feed the whole family, promoting health for loved ones as well

Life s Mysteries

Remember , hate is not the opposite of love , as people think ; hate is love
standing upside down , it is not the opposite of love . The real ... In fear one is left
lonely , in love one disappears , hence there is no question of loneliness at all .

Author: Osho

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140246131

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 250

View: 897

I Teach Love Of Life This Was The Basis Of All Of Osho S Teachings, And One That Was Often Lost In The Controversies That Surrounded Him For Most Of His Career As A Spiritual Guide. A Man Of Vast Learning Who Had Read Everything He Could Find To Broaden His Understanding Of The Belief Systems And Psychology Of Modern Man, He Was At The Same Time Completely Original In His Approach, Insisting On Finding Out The Truth For Himself Rather Than Accepting What Had Been Taught By Others. Iconoclastic Yet Persuasive, Lucid Yet Grounded In A Wealth Of Theological Knowledge, His Message Found A Worldwide Audience. In Life S Mysteries The Reader Is Introduced To Some Of The Key Tenets Of Osho S Philosophy. A Sampling: Life: I Teach The Art Of Living Your Life Totally, Of Being Drunk With The Divine Through Life. Love: If You Really Want To Know About Love, Forget About Love And Remember Meditation (Just As) If You Want To Bring Roses Into Your Garden, Forget About Roses And Take Care Of The Rosebush... In The Right Time, The Roses Are Destined To Come. Sex: If It Can Give Birth To A Child, To A New Life...You Can Imagine Its Potential: It Can Bring A New Life To You Too. Enlightenment: You Should Not Make Any Effort, You Should Relax And Enlightenment Comes. Death: To Me Death Is Not The End Of Life But...The Very Climax...If You Have Lived Rightly, If You Have Lived Moment To Moment Totally, If You Have Squeezed Out The Whole Juice Of Life, Your Death Will Be The Ultimate Orgasm.

Great Quotes

Tommy Boyd "I often suffer from the opposite of loneliness, which is - where I am
with a bunch of people and I wish I was on my own." Tommy Boyd "Life is a
helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no." Richard Branson "Gambling is
a tax ...


Publisher: Danny Rosenbaum of

ISBN: 0955954002



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Lies Many Girls Told Me

... that I miss your company Though lies defeated honesty.... Just N case I don't
make it alive N this delusional nightmare Just remember that I still care And I will
always reminisce on the opposite of loneliness Because its N u I found
happiness ...

Author: Samuel Elira

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449012191

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

View: 544

this book is a conbination of various poems based of situations and things that i went through. the thing that makes this poetry book significant and unique is the fact that every poem is real and true, i say this because the things i write are based on many relationships and friendships. every body tend to lie whether it is to hurt or to spare somones feelings. these collection of poems is surrounded and associated with the many lies girls told me.

Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age

Compelling and strange. Oe is repeating no one and nothing. . . . [In] this story . . .
ordinary events become extraordinary moments of aloneness where the father
and the son merge into the same breath. Which is the opposite of loneliness.

Author: Kenzaburo Oe

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195407

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 450

Wise and illuminating, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is a masterpiece from one of the world's finest writers, Kenzaburo Oe -- winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of whom is mentally disabled. K's wife confronts him with the information that this child, Eeyore, has been doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother -- and K, given to retreating from reality into abstraction, looks for answers in his lifelong love of William Blake's poetry. As K struggles to understand his family and assess his responsibilities within it, he must also reevaluate himself -- his relationship with his own father, the political stances he has taken, the duty of artists and writers in society. A remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between this father and his damaged son, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is the work of an unparalleled writer at his sparkling best.

The Solitudes of Nature and of Man Or The Loneliness of Human Life

Exactly the opposite of what they should do . The likeminded may confirm our
disease by flatteringly reflecting it ; the unlike - minded only take our attention
from it while , perhaps , it grows more inveterate . Surely it is better to extirpate
than to ...

Author: William Rounseville Alger




Page: 412

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The Solitudes of Nature and of Man

Or, The Loneliness of Human Life William Rounseville Alger. carefully adapted in
each instance to the peculiarities of the person and his circumstances , we make
it worse by indulging its instincts , seeking relief in sympathy or escape in ...

Author: William Rounseville Alger



Category: Solitude

Page: 412

View: 181

Six Degrees of Social Influence

Chronic hunger, thirst, and pain can also have deleterious effects for, like
loneliness, their adaptive value lies in their effects as acute signals, not as
chronic conditions. The opposite of feeling hunger, thirst, pain, or loneliness is
feeling normal, ...

Author: Douglas T. Kenrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199313970

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 502

Over the course of the last four decades, Robert Cialdini's work has helped spark an intellectual revolution in which social psychological ideas have become increasingly influential. The concepts presented in his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, have spread well beyond the geographic boundaries of North America and beyond the field of academic social psychology into the areas of business, health, and politics. In this book, leading authors, who represent many different countries and disciplines, explore new developments and the widespread impact of Cialdini's work in research areas ranging from persuasion strategy and social engineering to help-seeking and decision-making. Among the many topics covered, the authors discuss how people underestimate the influence of others, how a former computer hacker used social engineering to gain access to highly confidential computer codes, and how biology and evolution figure into the principles of influence. The authors break new ground in the study of influence.

Shoot the Damn Dog

When I was depressed, I thought I had found the reason for my loneliness. I
thought, of course I feel lonely. I feel lonely because I cannot function, at least not
in any effective or meaningful way. Is function then the opposite of depression; ...

Author: Sally Brampton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408826380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 175

Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through (and out of) severe depression as well as being a practical book, offering ideas about what might help. With its raw, understated eloquence, it will speak volumes to anyone whose life has been haunted by depression, as well as offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this terrifying condition.

The One Year Coffee with God

First he ran in the direction opposite to the one God intended and experienced
the isolation of being cast out of the community of the ship's crew. Then he found
himself in ... I know, because I've felt that kind of loneliness before. When I was a

Author: Sarah Arthur

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414370040

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 432

There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to start your day. And what better way to spend those first few morning moments than in quiet reflection with God? In a warm, casual, conversational style, Sarah Arthur takes you on a transformational journey as she explores both the subtle and the startling ways God transforms us through daily spiritual routines such as prayer and living simply. Part personal story and part spiritual search, The One Year Coffee with God will fill your cup with plenty of brew for thought.