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    • Florian5 months ago

      Feels a bit like the author is a boomer who just found out about loneliness. Younger generations are way ahead of this.

    • DellwoodBarker5 months ago

      Love this. In this present moment been feeling most connected via a deeply powerful yoga space that has been clearly intentioned with some epic energetic roots which draw in a bounty of amazing community folks. The studio and yoga and meditation and going out for coffee and meals with gentlemen lately have been the key to feeling not alone. And reading and music and dance.

      Great passage here as well:

      For instance, two years ago I went on a meditation retreat with 25 others, but I spoke with no one, curiously feeling connected to the group anyway and successfully finding a connection with myself. When I’ve gone hiking with my dog, I rarely feel lonely as I listen to birdsong and watch the great monarchs flitter and flutter. Holt-Lunstad’s research also supports this distinction: “Someone may be lonely but not isolated or they may be isolated but not lonely.”

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar5 months ago

      Let's make the world more better, try not to be alone :)

      “Loneliness,” he’s wrote “is a subjective feeling that the human connections we need in our life are greater than the human connections we have. You could be surrounded by just one or two people and feel perfectly content if you have strong relationships with them.”