That’s a question I heard several times, being a solo freelance software engineer.
The answer: Ahahahaha. Not really.
“Kenapa nggak ngantor aja sih? ‘Kan ada banyak temen.”
Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate things that matter to you.
In my current state, I prefer having 5-15 close friends whom I know deeply than 100 friends whose life-story I barely know. I only need 8-10 hours of (deep) interaction a week to fulfill my social quota.
Ada lho, orang-orang yang temen kantornya seabrek tapi tetep ngerasa kesepian. Gw sih enggak kayak gitu.
Heck I even talk deep with my clients about their family, background history, world issues and conflicts and economics and psychology, hahahaha. Ini bahkan minggu depan mau martabakan sama salah seorang klien yang proyeknya udah selesai Juni lalu.