The business of loneliness

In a world more crowded with people than ever, it's kind of ironic that loneliness affects so many of us. 

How many of us can honestly say we've never sat at home talking to 25 people on social media, while actually feeling chronically lonely and disconnected from real human interaction and warmth?   

I'd say almost none of us.
And the young are feeling it the most. The Mental Health Foundation’s Lonely Society report found that 18- to 34-year-olds were more likely to suffer loneliness than those over 55. 

And as we retreat ever more into our online existences, connecting and connecting with others through our fingertips and screens . . . and, ermmm websites . . .we are ever more alone. 

This piece in the Guardian by Emily White looks at the epidemic of loneliness, and the new businesses springing up to get us out of our rooms and meeting real, live, 3-D human beings.

Now put this away and go and talk to someone!

Thank you.


News, LifestyleLiz Fraser