Of course, but I’d like to understand why you think that. The reason I’m asking is that I have taken your advice you mentioned before in the past and it didn’t work. In fact, the source of my own loneliness was me constantly bashing myself for no reason whatsoever. I was bullied once in my life and I used that one singular opinion from someone I did not know to drag myself down and lie to myself for several years of my life. Yes, the opinion of that one person mattered at that moment, but it started to lose purpose after I was talking negatively about myself on a daily basis as I believed more so in the lies I told myself. Even if they were entirely unfounded and were not influenced by any other person other than myself.
I’ve gotten better about it of course, but my recovery process was being around other people. So I don’t really understand why you think we should rely solely on ourselves for our own happiness when up to this point I myself have grown from being around people in general (not necessarily needing their opinions of me, but generally accepting me).