Thursday, May 30, 2019

"The Loneliness Epidemic": But are we really all that depressed?

The Loneliness Epidemic” (20 min) looks like it will be a lecture on the need for socialization.
Matt D’Avella interviews author Johann Hari (“Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope”)

We are a “lonely”.  There was a question: “How many close friends could you turn to in a crisis?”  A few decades ago the answer is five.  Today it is zero.

Like Sebastian Junger he believes humans evolved to live in a tribe, and now the individualists try to disband our tribes.
Yet, I am really non-tribal, and tend to admire other non-tribalists (as if that became a new tribe). 

You can always bring up the idea that social media allows us to do without really letting other people be more important in person -- the digital minimalism idea. 

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