I like the old saying that goes,
"I only like to fish when I am by myself, or with somebody"
Sometimes being alone can be a good thing and other times its nice to have a wife, brother, sister or close friend to share an event with. The older I get the harder it is to find a good friends. They take time to cultivate. Being from a large family has some great advantages, there is always some kindred spirit to talk to. I never have been very lonely, because I think I am very good company!
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.