Charlie Sheen’s response cracks me up: it’s the definition of lonely.
Sure you “go down on 5 ladies-for-hire” or fame n’fun-seeking “friends” for an hour…but then you’re alone in your cheap mansion with a bunch of less-than-loving people who don’t love or know you.
Go Ebert: #winning.
Funny thing is, loneliness isn’t such a bad thing. In Buddhism, it’s thought to be the root of openness to one’s true Buddha Nature: you now, genuine joy.