Is solitude, even isolation, better than poor company? Is loneliness better than poor company? Please register and explain at our new website. (Photo credit: Thomas Rousing)
Not only solitude and isolation, but even solipsism is better than bad company.
@Aran I was going to say the same thing (re:solipsism)
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Loneliness is a self-recognizable sadness of lack of fulfilling company. I've been loneliest when I couldn't jive with a group of people. That's when the 'maladaptive' daydreaming kicks in. It's possible to create the most beautiful worlds inside your mind.
Billions of humans can live “ happily “ in a single planet, but two solipsists cannot simultaneously exist in the universe. Therefore, a solipsist is the loneliest sentient being in the cosmos. Unless, she/he tries to communicate with her/his peers from the multiverse.