Though we are connected to people in some ways more than ever in the Digital Age, the fact remains more people are lonelier than ever.
In an article entitled "The Curse of Modern Loneliness" in the National Review, Clay Routledge says,
The paradox of modern social life is that the more technology affords people ways to stay connected to loved ones and make new connections with others all over the globe, the more disconnected and lonely we may be becoming. Americans today, compared with those of decades past, are far less likely to know by name and interact with their neighbors, carpool or take public transportation to work, participate in civic and religious organizations, and feel that they have close friends they can confide in.
What a sad commentary on our generation. This article goes on to report the harmful effects of loneliness on people from various studies that have been done, including depression, feelings of worthlessness, poor health and premature death.
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