Escaping The Loneliness Trap

This is a brilliant piece of writing from my cousin Nicky Cullen

Click the links to read on

According to Psychology Today, in 2010, roughly 40 percent of Americans reported feeling lonely on a regular basis compared to 20% in the 80s. I’m not American, nor do I know what the figures for 2018 and the rest of the world are, but I’m guessing they’re not good.

Before we dive into it, let’s just go ahead and blame the Internet and Social Media at large for making addicts and hermits of us all. One could argue we’d be better off addicted to crack!

“We are social beings evolved in an anti-social world seeking social validation from an anti-social platform.”

Say that 10 times fast!

The Internet and Social Media are here to stay, and I’m not going to be the one to start a mainstream crack movement, so let’s move it along.

According to the Internet’s most reliable source, Wikipedia…

“Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future. As such, loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people.”

Basically, loneliness sucks balls. I don’t know about you, but I hate seeing people who are noticeably sad, lonely, and maybe too shy to do anything about it because society has scared the shit out of them to the point they’re living in absolute terror.

Read on here: https://medium.com/the-mission/escaping-the-loneliness-trap-2373bb2c5f0b

Love,
Andrea

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