Jo Adell wrote:
And the purpose of meditation, in very simple terms, is to learn how to not let Things Get to You.
I agree with this. It's kind of like the title of that book, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." (which I never read but probably will.) However, not letting things get to you can potentially put you in your own little world as it makes you oblivious to things many others are concerned with. This *can* lead to isolation and loneliness, unless you have a social group of fellow meditators. However, it has been my experience with meditation that it can consequently help the loneliness also not "get to you."