Being at home writing all day is great on the one hand, I'm doing something I love, but on the other hand it can be a pretty lonely existence. There are occasions when I feel as though the world has somehow moved away without me - it's all happening out there, but I'm no longer a part of it. Sometimes I find myself yearning for conversation.
And it seems I'm not alone. There are a lot of people out there who struggle with loneliness. It's a bizarre thought in a world so crowded, but modern living doesn't always lend itself to socialising.
One man from New York who was feeling pretty isolated after a relationship breakdown decided to take drastic action; he posted fliers inviting people to call his number, just for a chat. And people did call, nice people, who just wanted to chat, or to try to cheer him up, or to share their problems.
The Man Who Gave the World His Number
It's good to be reminded that there's still a world out there, and that most people feel the same way.
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