The philosopher says that a person is lonely even if he/she is among a lot of people, or rather because he/she is among a lot of people. Therefore, also paradoxically, people live alone to escape from loneliness. On the contrary, they also go out to the city to taste loneliness. Loneliness is not a lack of something, it is something to taste rather than to distract oneself from. In that sense, loneliness belongs to intelligence than emotion, and peope can face the world directly in it for the first time. From "Philosophy And Life."
"November 17, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"