Kindness snowball: Woman sends granddaughter to ask lonely elderly man to join them for a meal
An Australian couple at dinner with their grandkids suddenly noticed an elderly man sitting on his own at a table close to theirs. There was something in the way the man in his 90s looked that touched them, and what happened next made many people realize that it only takes someone to start a spark of kindness, and then other people will gladly join in and help.
NYC's 'Epidemic of Loneliness' Strikes at an Old Philosophy Problem
Feelings of isolation have reportedly skyrocketed in the wake of COVID quarantine.(Nenad Stojkovic/Flickr) NYC health commissioner Dr. Chokshi recently declared "an epidemic of loneliness"
How Can We Combat Loneliness?
Have you ever been in a large group of people but still felt terribly lonely?. This is perfectly normal and happens more often than you think. Just because people surround you doesn’t mean you can’t still be lonely.
A Behavior That Reshapes Your Brain
Human connection is essential. According to research, connecting with others decreases health risks. Enhances physical well-being and extends life spans. Socializing can also boost your immunity by 50%.
Loneliness Poses Health Risks
Humans are social creatures. According to studies, humans need social connections for mental and physical health. In 2019, 3 in 5 Americans (61%) felt lonely, rising from 54% in 2018. Several studies state that the pandemic between 2020-21 has deepened loneliness in America. A June 2021 survey reported that 32% of adults worldwide feel isolated.