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Sneha Iyer

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Why do we fear being alone?

We are born alone, and we die alone, and it is often confused with being lonely. But people hesitate to go out to dine by themselves, or to the movies. Having a partner, or many friends has been romanticized and sensationalized so much that being by yourself has become abnormal. You are either termed as a loner or wierd.

What caused this fear of always needing somebody in our life that we have build institutions with strong legal and social bindings?

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    Nov 10 2012: I don't think we fear being alone. I think that loneliness is just boring.

    I consider the universal fear to the unknown.

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