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Letters Loneliness

Fighting loneliness with architecture, agencies, and activities

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4348 (Published 24 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4348

Life & Loneliness

Life is lonely, because communication is like an asymptote. Asymptotes are geometrics with two lines that are close but don't quite connect; while communication is dialectics with two lives that are close but don't quite connect. Unrequited and disquieting, our lonely lives lack the nexus of context and impact of contact.


Competing interests: No competing interests

02 July 2019
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA