I always find it remarkable that today the dominant idea is that we are all isolated monads floating around in undifferentiated space, that we build our own lives and determine our own destinies entirely on our own. This idea dominating public discourse declares that we should all be heroes in our own private epic sagas set to the music of Richard Strauss. We pull ourselves up into that apotheosis by our own bootstraps, we can all be winners in the great agon of life if we all try harder, if we all be and act heroically. Each and everyone of us alone against the world struggles to be a champion. No tears or help need be wasted on the weak.
And then these same people have the gall to complain about how lonely and unloved they feel.
As the blues song says, "It's a mean old world when you're all alone."