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for animals, reminding us that connecting with the world can lead to a profound sense of purpose.
Emotional Feedback
It has never been more important to connect with the world around us than it is today. Polarized politics, political correctness, digital distractions and moral myths are pushing us apart and making strangers out of all of us. The result is an epidemic of confusion and loneliness across all ages, socio- economic groups, cultures and nations.
Loneliness is very much alive in all societies, among all ages, classes, races, and nationalities. And it’s not going away. It’s in our schools, churches, and workplaces. We can no longer hush away the despair that’s at the root of so many overdoses and suicides.
The stats are staggering. According to a recent large-scale survey from the health care provider Cigna, most Americans suffer from strong feelings of loneliness and a lack of significance in their relationships. Nearly half say they sometimes or always feel alone or left out. Thirteen percent of Americans say that zero people know them well. The survey shows that loneliness is worse in each successive generation, with Generation Z (adults ages 18–22) being the loneliest generation of all.
Living alone doesn’t automatically mean you are lonely any more that being part of a busy family and working in an office surrounded by all sorts of interesting people means you’re not.

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