I feel lonely and have no idea what to do with it.
Louis C. K. said something that makes me wonder at the moment: that we fool ourselves by constantly taking part in superficial socialization, often through so called "social networks" and instant messages, rather than feel the real loneliness that's still there; that we'd rather chat with people we barely care about than admit to ourselves that we don't have a good company.
Such loneliness feels terrible. I have no one to talk to about it, and I don't know whether I should. Surely, talking about what you experience often helps, as I can attest personally, but I don't want to come off as needy. Should I rather be alone for a while?
I spend a big part of my day in the university, with a constant group of people with whom I can't relate because of how different our values, goals and experiences are. I don't have any friends or relatives with whom to talk to, and I don't want to talk about it with a counselor because it feels impersonal, somehow. I may be wrong, and maybe it's the idea that counselors are for mad people that plays into my motives.
What do I do? Do I just stop whining and persevere?