How lonely is it being a freak? luckiest guy in the world (self-portrait) Dear Son, how lonely is it being a freak? Very. Thank goodness I have my best friend and soul mate (your Mom) who “gets me”. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.