That linked "loneliness scale" was rather silly. It says "You may
find that you could benefit by trying to reach out to others in your life --
right now. A close friend or family member whom you trust and talk to can go a
long way in helping to relieve feelings of loneliness in many people." Do
you think if I had "a close friend or family member," or that I knew how
to "reach out to others," I would be lonely? What's
next? Are you going to suggest that if I'm starving to death I should go
out for dinner? or if I'm homeless I should buy a condo?