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    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScribe
      2 weeks ago

      I was really surprised to read here that Generation Z scored the highest on the loneliness scale. But it does make sense because the article also points out that social media was tied to loneliness. Boomers, my generation, were the least lonely but that’s probably because we are much more social, not having grown up with technology. I was frustrated by the lack of examples of how the workplace contributes to loneliness and how best to address that. There is no doubt in my mind that in-person connections are essential. It’s wonderful that we can connect on face time/Skype/Zoom with people who live far away but there is nothing like the feel of a real hug - or looking into someone’s eyes.