Loneliness is serious
When we’re hungry our body says, eat, or you are in danger.
When we are thirsty, you will die if you do not hydrate.
Loneliness says, you need people, connection – social connection OR you are in trouble.
We used to live in an ideology that fantasized about slim blonde women. Today we are sold the image of the smart, buff, entrepreneurs in smart disguises who can do, be or say anything. They are independent,super cool and never get flustered. Yet they are alone. Alone with their thoughts, behaviours, relationships, finances etc.
We all connect with that, and it's not nice is it?
Social isolation is not loneliness. They are two seperate forces. Social isolation includes lack of others. Social seclusion is aloneness but can be postitive or negative.
Loneliness is only one. One person making choices that are not right for their ailments, with the right choice, the state of loneliness can change..
Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.
People who find themselves unexpectedly alone due to the death of a spouse or partner, separation from friends or family, retirement, loss of mobility, and lack of transportation are at particular risk.
Conversely, people who
engage in meaningful, productive activities with themself and others tend to live longer, because they boost their mood, and have a sense of purpose. These activities seem to help maintain their well-being and may improve their cognitive function, studies show.
Remember the tall blondes who blew over with the wind, don't let loneliness' wind blow your sails over.
Never forget,every book has a cover.