What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
I share therefore I am. We use technology to define ourselves. by sharing our thoughts and feelings even as we’re having them. Furthermore, we’re faking experiences so we’ll have something to share so we can feel alive. We slip into thinking that always being connected is going to make us feel … less alone. But we are at risk because the opposite is true. If we are not able to be alone we’re only going to know how to be lonely
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There are many areas that people experience loneliness in their lives. One area is leadership.
Whether you are a leaders in business, pastor, principal, manager or a leader in any aspect of life I think loneliness is something that people struggle with. “It is lonely at the top” is a quote I have heard many people say.
I would love to hear any of your thoughts on loneliness in leadership. Thoughts, quotes, books, personal stories etc.
If you missed the reason I am doing this research on Loneliness please check out my blog https://www.brettullman.com/new-research-loneliness/
Thanks for any help,
One of the most common questions we seem to ask each other is “How are you?”
For many years as people asked me that question the one answer in the back of my mind I have always wanted to say is “… I feel lonely”
So let me say it. I feel lonely. I am surrounded by people in my life and I feel desperately lonely.
Lonely you say. You are married, have 2 teenagers, speak to tens of thousands of people a year, coach baseball, involved in church, and so on. You should not feel lonely.
All I know is that I am.
So I have decided that I want to begin a personal journey looking at loneliness. I am hoping in time that this journey becomes my newest talk.
Here is where I would like your help. I don’t think I am alone in this journey (no pun intended) If anyone wants to share some of their struggles with loneliness I would love to hear them. I am also hoping to put out a large survey sometime this summer and begin to look at how many people feel the way that I do.
If you come across any books, blogs, articles, youtube videos, documentaries, quotes or basically anything you think might help me as I delve into this concept of loneliness please send it through to me online or privately.
thanks for any support.
Growing problem not just for University students but for people of all ages and stages.
A new study of Canadian university students found more than 66 per cent reported feeling “very lonely” in the past year.
And the problem was worse for female students, with nearly 70 per cent feeling very lonely at least once in the last year, compared with male students at 59 per cent.
More than 43,000 students were surveyed for the National College Health Assessment.
It found about 30 per cent of students “felt very lonely” within the last two weeks.
What are your thoughts on loneliness?
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