Humans are biologically adapted to live in close proximity with each other. In today’s world, all that has changed. Modern life has us increasingly isolated from our family and friends. Furthermore, one may feel a sense of social isolation and disconnection, even when surrounded by others or in the midst of a busy social life. It is important to distinguish between being alone, which can be a choice and even enjoyable, and feeling lonely, which involves a deep longing for meaningful human connection. Chronic loneliness can have negative effects on mental health, including increased risk of depression, anxiety, and decreased overall well-being. It’s crucial to recognize that loneliness is a common human experience and that taking proactive steps to alleviate it can lead to improved emotional well-being and a greater sense of belonging.
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