These are two separate things! 22.214.171.124 00:56, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
Seconding the not-merging vote. The wikipedia article tries to make clear that solitude and loneliness are two different things, "loneliness is unwilling solitude" (wikipedia.org/wiki/Loneliness) 126.96.36.199 17:14, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
No, please don't merge! Solitude implies peaceful, calm, meditative, intentional while loneliness implies sadness, desperation, and is usually unintentional.
Another vote for keeping them both separate. Not only are they different things, but I think keeping the two apart has a sort of deep, appreciable irony.
Again I agree, loneliness is absolutely different from solitude.
I agree too! Just look it up! We shouldn't merge this. I think it's clear that we all agree on that. Solitude is being isolated willingly (you know, get away from civilization for a break) while loneliness is being isolated unwillingly (you want civilization).
No, no, please don't merge! Contributions/188.8.131.52 13:10, 15 June 2009 (UTC)