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.