I’ve always enjoyed the line from Vanilla Sky, “In another life, when we are cats,”
The way I am interpreting this is that the reason we feel lonely is a transference of loneliness through time. As if it’s building upon the soul itself, and our cause of inherent loneliness is not the result of technology and isolation – but instead an underlying factor outside out of our control.
We are thus, born lonely and are cursed to forever be that way. It’s very much like the tribulations Louis in Interview with a Vampire.
This speaks too heavily of religious undertones for my personal taste. I believe that our lives are our own, though we are born with great differences that are outside of our control.
In College, I had to read a book speaking to the demise of the “American Dream” and how it’s unachievable for most. The book was only one-hundred pages or so… but cost over $100. The irony was lost on most in the class.
To complete my psychology minor I took multiple courses on death/dying as it impacts immediate relationships and the general populace. I actually knew a guy in college that once told me he could feel the pain of all the world inside of him. Despite my life changing time performing in the musical, HAIR – I still found this to be unbelievable.
Humans experience loss on an individualistic level. Our motivation for grief extends to our ability to be conscious, aware, and intellectually stimulated. No two people mourn in the same way – which is why it’s useless in many instances to view grief as a sign of innocence of guilt when a crime has occurred.