How many people feel lonely?
Will this be you one day?
The other day someone went on to their facebook page and told everyone that they were lonely.
It was as though the floodgates had opened, person after person wrote that they were lonely, one person even said that her husband was upstairs ( I assume in the bedroom) he has dementia so at times she feels alone with no one she can turn to.
Could it be that one of the reasons for this loneliness is the modern way of living?
Think back to when you were young or younger if you were looking for employment you moved to the area that had the best job for you.
In other words, you left your home environment, you lost contact with your friends made new ones and moved on. If this happened two or three times as you moved up the career ladder you lost contact with your new friends and soon you realised that you had plenty of acquaintances but no real friends.
Do you remember Norman Tebbit telling you to get on your bike to look for work?
When people retired from work some moved back to their hometown and found they didn’t know anyone, others moved to the place they had dreamt of and tried to make new friends. Going to coffee mornings and social events and meeting other retirees your social life becomes as full as you want it to be.
Time passes, people get old and restricted in their movement, you or your partner are unable to get out and about much.
Suddenly you realise you are lonely.
Soon the only regular contacts you have are on the social network page that you joined to keep in contact with your own family. You realise that you can make new friends this way.
But you are still lonely only not as lonely.
Is this the modern old age for a number of people?
What is the answer?