On a trip to the moon, astronaut Al Worden became the most isolated man ever. While his colleagues explored the moon, he stayed in the spaceship — 2,235 miles from the nearest person. Worden wasn't necessarily lonely, though. Loneliness and isolation are different things. While isolation is measurable, loneliness is a subjective feeling. Or, more accurately ... multiple feelings.
The Dual Dimensions of Loneliness
Written by Mae Rice March 29, 2019
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