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Why Loneliness May Be The Next Big Global Health Problem?
 

Why Loneliness May Be The Next Big Global Health Problem?

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Loneliness and lack of companionship makes people vulnerable which affects physical and mental health to increases the chances of mental health disorders. Rates of loneliness in the world are rising and we tend to assume
 
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23 Sep 2016 - General
 
This is true. In when the likes of Facebook (Friendster, Myspace) were first introduced, during the time of Yahoo Messenger and ICQ, they became so popular because it connected people. I remember, when I first created my Friendster account and started seeing people I knew from the past, it was quite overwhelming. When Facebook came, I was elated when I was able to connect with my old friends from London. It allowed old friends and estranged family to come together and bridge physical distance. B...
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I agree with everyone's sentiments here. People are now getting more isolated with the influx of technological devices. Social media has indeed destroyed actual social interaction. One good example would be greeting a family member on birthdays. They would just simply put a message on the wall with the greeting. That is something I do not practice as even with greeting close friends. I make it a point to at least call. People have also been more egocentric that everything is about me,me, and...
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I agree with Alan Rosmadi and Dc. Marinelle Castro said. Nowadays, productive interaction can not be expected from someone whose into these social media. Thats why when me and my friends are about to meet up, we make sure that phones are kept in our bags to have a productive and really a "catching-up" conversation. Or o...
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True Marinelle Castro i have friends who does that too, I get offended too. It is just rude that people can be so ignorant that they are now stuck in their own tiny dark bubble, not wanting to interact and connect with their real self and the people around them. Social media has always been seen as a bad move to me ever since it started. And i never have a good impression of it. Kids these days who are already pa...
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I agree with Mahmoud AbdelAziz I also observed that social media no longer bridge communication gaps rather it becomes an avenue to vent out hatred and negative emotions most of the time. It seems that people would rather look at their phones or gadgets rather than enjoy a conversation with their loved ones. Sometimes when I'm talking to a friend and she's multi-tasking (pretending to listen + reading so...
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Despite all the technological breakthroughs to make distances shorter and to make people more connected than ever around the globe, we are witnessing the opposite happening. All these social media websites and communication applications have failed somehow. People have become more isolated behind their screens. Full of negative energy, Social media is not really social. Vulnerability generated by loneliness makes our brains easy targets for diseases and corrupt ideas. If you feel lonely for some...
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