This is so freaking true. Many a time I have been alone and have not been lonely. Yet, I’ve been in many crowds and felt horribly alone, even as people were speaking to me.
Now, I focus on what is sincere and healthy, not glorified and fake. Fake interest is still fake.
The key here is to love yourself and forgive yourself, flaws and all, and th at will make you whole, complete. Then you won’t look at other things to complete you. You will look at others to enhance your life and you enhance theirs.