Loneliness and Social isolation are often used interchangeably in every day language but there is a difference between the two.

Loneliness is a subjective feeling where as social isolation is an objective feeling.
I like to give a novel example.
In certain marriage in India Vermicelli Kheer is served. In some other function Badam kheer is served. This is objective experience. All these are sweet. You thought Vermicili kheer is sweeter. I thought that Badam kheer is sweeter. This is subjective experience.( based on feelings).

Social isolation is the state of complete lack of contact between an individual and society. It is an objective experience.A person can be socially isolated but not feel lonely. Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress. It is a subjective experience. You may have large social contacts in whatsapp or social media platforms and still feel lonely.

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