White captures how lonely people get trapped in a vicious circle, shunning social events because being alone is more comfortable.
Either the peacemakers break the vicious circle, or the circle will become more vicious.
vicious circle vi·cious circle (vĭsh'əs)
A condition in which a disorder or disease gives rise to another that subsequently affects the first.
A series of reactions that compound an initial unfortunate occurrence or situation: “A person who is overweight is likely to feel frustrated and to deal with this frustration by eating more; it's a vicious circle.”