If you read some of the posts, a lot of "alone' people are sad sacks craving others. I like people, and doing things with others is more pleasurable and desirable than going solo. BUT I don't mind being alone. If a neighbor comes over and we talk, do I, enjoy that? Yes. If a neighbor doesn't come over, am I ready to slit my wrist? No. I understand being lonely after decades of married life. Yet, I feel the person, who makes you happy is yourself. What do you say?