An Epidemic of Loneliness

Grayscale photography of lonely woman sitting near ocean

Defeating Loneliness

More and more people are admitting to feeling lonely; a society that strives on competition and above average results does not promote enough care and attention for each other. As a result, we become disconnected in the process and wonder why we feel sad that we are without company.

We are also very engaged with repetition; work, school and technology dominate our lives. After a long day, we have entrained our mind to become technologically connected and socially disconnected. Children and adolescents are on the verge of developing a gaming disorder while adults are glued to television news channels.

The way our society can defeat loneliness is by putting aside technology and coming up with activities that we can do together: swimming, playing basketball or tennis, enjoying the sun at the beach, being in nature a few hours a week, relaxing in the park, working out at the gym, jogging, etc.

Once we find that passion to connect with others again, our loneliness will start to dissipate and we will once again feel a sense of happiness and love. But we cannot defeat loneliness if we continue to jump from work to technology and back to work; this pattern will keep us imprisoned in a never-ending loop of lonely misery.

The DSM Ready Movement always encourages anyone reading these posts to contribute to the comments section below! Only through openness and honesty, we will be able to come together to create something great!

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