Wednesday, March 3, 2010

All the lonely people....where do they all belong?

 Scientific American Story about social networks and what they do to you opened my eyes about the problem of all the lonely people! Loneliness is a social phenomenon within society and can spread through it like a disease... thats why i started the group for all the lonely people! One person can make a difference..

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All the lonely people....where do they all belong....

I think that one Person Can Make A Difference for all the lonely people thats why i have started a new Facebook Group
Please join if you are feeling lonely or if you care about helping lonely people......

This group is for all the lonely people

Loneliness is a feeling in which people experience a strong sense of emptiness and solitude. Loneliness is often compared to feeling empty, unwanted, and unimportant. Someone who is lonely may find it hard to form strong interpersonal relationships.

Loneliness is the deficit between what you have and what you want....

Using data from more than 8,000 people in twin and sibling studies, in collaboration with the Netherlands Twin Register, John Cacioppo and colleagues found evidence that genetics account for approximately half of the measurable differences in loneliness among people in the study. The researchers claimed it showed helping lonely people was not simply a matter of changing their environment. Loneliness has been linked to heart disease as well as emotional problems, such as anxiety, problems with self-esteem and sociability. The researchers suggest that loneliness may have evolved during prehistoric times, where hunter-gatherers may have deliberately shut themselves away from others so they did not have to share food which would have been counter productive to society. But they added that the strategy had at the University of Chicago, argues loneliness is a social phenomenon within society and can spread through it like a disease

Distinction from solitude
Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Many people have times when they are alone through circumstances or choice. Being alone can be experienced as positive, pleasurable, and emotionally refreshing if it is under the individual's control. Solitude is the state of being alone and secluded from other people, and often implies having made a conscious choice to be alone. Loneliness is unwanted solitude. Loneliness does not require aloneness and is often experienced even in crowded places. It can be described as the absence of identification, understanding or compassion. Loneliness can be described as a feeling of isolation from society, regardless of whether one is physically isolated from others or not. It may also be described as a yearning for love or companionship, which is unfulfilled, but cannot seemingly be achieved, or may stem from the lack of love in one's life, and hence may lead to emotions such as rejection, despair and low self-esteem. Feelings of loneliness may be similar to feelings of the death or loss of a loved one.

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