To comprehend the stark contrast between being surrounded by people and yet feeling lonely, we must first understand what loneliness really is. is it a result of our surroundings or something within us? Loneliness is an internal issue , a state of mind,and is more a result of the internal activity of our brain than our surroundings. It can affect people of all ages and disciplines. Children,adolescents,adults and even the elderly often prey to the subtle grasp of loneliness.