The Loneliest Whale in the World.
In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.
Do you know what its like to be lonely? To be truly, deeply lonely? I don’t mean alone. I mean standing in a room full of people you are supposed to love and feeling no connection. Feeling emptiness where empathy should be. Loneliness is gut-wrenching. It is waiting for a message you won’t recieve, a phone that will not ring, invitations that won’t be given. It is finding connection to a book, a tree, a kitten, but not a human. It is vulnerability and self-loathing, it is the inability to be with anyone but yourself, and hating it. Loneliness is a disease, don’t forget that. And sometimes there isn’t a cure. Some of us are destined to walk this planet alone.
Oh my good GLOB. So this is nicely written and yes it makes sense- but it is ONLY applicable to those who decide that for themselves. Loneliness is quite powerful and can effect many, though that doesn’t mean that feeling lonely is the end of the line. You can ALWAYS change your situation for the better and you can also ALWAYS (at the very least) reshape & redirect your own thought and emotion to better fit the mold of contentment.
I could honestly go on and on.. so if anyone who has or is going to reblog this in total agreement with the downward spiral inclination of plaguing loneliness- do not hesitate to send me an ask. I will explain to you what you need to know, and I’ll do so in a much kinder and gentler manner than I did up there. I only let a little frustration (and some of my sailor mouth) peek through when I’m faced with something that is unarguably ridiculous and pointless. TRULY THOUGH- I am here for anyone, to help in any way that I can, or to at the very least show that there really are people in the world who genuinely care..
But it sells so who can blame them.
They’re all at blame because they’re helping to feed ridiculous stereotypes, but at the same time- THEY weren’t the ones to come up with the methods of advertising. That stuff has been researched and developed for decades. The advertisers alive now are only keeping alive the idea of mass ignorance.