Loneliness is one of the most trending topic, we suffer everyday. Even if we’re hanging out with friends, at some point loneliness hits us.
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We feel lonely often, when the next seat is empty during lunch, when there is no body to talk, or nobody while walking home especially when we’re having no body to hangout on the weekends and that’s why there may some assumptions about anyone who’s alone.
Isolation can also reduce cognitive skills, such as the ability to concentrate, make decisions, problem-solve, and even change negative self-beliefs. And it can ultimately lead to depression. The study found that Loneliness scores rose among the younger generations, with the youngest generation, Gen Z, feeling the loneliest. Gen Z, individuals born between the 1997 and the early 2000s, scored a 48.3 overall.
However, The University of Manchester and BBC Radio 4 has found that 16 – 24 year olds experience loneliness more often and more intensely than any other age group.
• What are the causes of loneliness?
Loneliness can also be attributed to internal factors such as low self-esteem. People who lack confidence in themselves often believe that they are unworthy of the attention or regard of other people, which can lead to isolation and chronic loneliness.
Lonely people are likely to die 50 percent early.
Contributing factors to loneliness include situational variables, such as physical isolation, moving to a new location, and divorce. The death of someone significant in a person’s life can also lead to feelings of loneliness. Additionally, it can be a symptom of a psychological disorder such as depression.