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So, do you believe someone can feel lonely if they don't know what loneliness is?

Don't you think people don't like / like loneliness based on experience (someone who never gets to be alone usually somewhat likes being alone and vice versa)? Does that mean that if there was a world with absolutely no privacy and being alone was rare, loneliness would be correlated to a pleasant feeling or emotion?

Could this be a possible way to leverage ignorance to ones own benefit?

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Just because you don't know what gravity is doesn't mean you can't experience it. So yes, people can definitely feel a feeling even if they haven't conceptualized it yet.

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You can imagine feeling something you have not experienced. For example, a person who has never been alone might read a book about someone being alone and imagine what it feels like. He might get some inclination about what it feels like, but without physically experiencing it, it would only be a guess. How you feel in a situation also depends on your history. For example, if you mentally prepared yourself to be alone for a day, it might not feel that bad. Feelings are ultimately in our head, but I would argue that an actual experience is fundamentally different from our imagination.

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