Nothing is as short-lived as connection, value those moments that happen, but don’t expect they will continue. The only remedy for loneliness is understanding that it will happen and that it is ok. We will all at some point need to comes to terms with ourselves on our own, and I think until we decide to do that., we will be hounded by waves of unhappiness.
Fairy-tales are damaging, in they lead us to expect things will happen just because there is an idea that they “should”. They lead us to believe there is some order out there, that simply doesn’t exist.
The things we accomplish in this life are because we’ve either put forth the effort to push it, or because someone else has on our behalf. Nothing “just happens” or “just simply works out”. Things are initiated or pushed or allowed by the attitudes we support. We are responsible whether we like to believe it or not.