Why modern generation has evolved to feel lonely.
It is proved, that loneliness is an essential part of human feelings. Psychologists claim, that people have to stay alone with themselves from time to time.
On the other hand, loneliness is a kind of epidemic now, despite the fact that humans are social creatures and they need other people. Social relationships mean joining different groups, gaining social status, empathizing, punishing, marrying etc.
Studies show that loneliness has real physiological consequences, when blood pressure goes up. Loneliness even can make lonely people die earlier than those who are sociable. Unfortunately, these «lonely mechanisms» lead to great problems with physical and mental health.
Scientists proved, that loneliness increases the risk of mortality by 26%. Social isolation can cause such big problems like obesity and substance abuse. Slowly and surely, loneliness kills people like smoking does it.
Thought loneliness is associated with old age, scientists are finding new evidence that it doesn`t spare the young. The best way to avoid loneliness is to make new friends. Connect with other people, and you won`t be suffer by loneliness. The more friends you have and the more frequent contact you have with them, the less lonely you will be. Across the life span, a great number of things really matter equally – how many friends you have, how often you talk on your phone and even with your neighbors.
How loneliness can be a useful and good thing
First of all, you have to understand that there is a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. These things are not the same. Loneliness is feeling one has fewer meaningful social connections than one might like to have. Feeling lonely hurts people and destroys when it becomes chronic.
But when you have too much social connection, loneliness is necessary for you from time to time. Travelling, going for a walk, listening to relax music, just staying at home and reading an interesting book uttering not a word are great ways to be alone and to slacken cares and endless communications.