Why Has It Become A Global Pandemic?
Well before the recent Pandemic regarding COVID-19, there had been a Global Pandemic regarding Loneliness. You can check news articles all over the place and they will use the line “pandemic” in reference to loneliness. The question is why it has become such a problem today? In all honesty, it’s not really new.
We have had loneliness problems occur for centuries even before we even had a word to describe it. Oneliness was the closest thing known, as it was defined as the “state of being alone.” Yet as we mentioned, being alone and being lonely are not the same things. What changed compared to before? Simply put, we’re now open enough to admit we’re lonely.
Sure, it makes complete sense to feel awkward saying it. However, it is okay to feel this way. We need to stop assuming feelings are always wrong when they could be triggering important things about us that we need to pay attention to. If you feel lonely, there’s likely a clear reason for it. Yet if those reasons are not obvious, it might be good to talk to a mental health professional. That alone may seem odd and you might think you’re crazy. Trust us, you’re not, and seeking help proves it.