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The Priceless Benefits of Not Belonging

The Priceless Benefits of Not Belonging

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The experience of not belonging can manifest itself in different ways. You may not have belonged to the popular groups at school, perhaps you don’t belong to a certain religious community, maybe you’re the town’s fool, or your family doesn’t want to see you anymore. Whatever it is: not belonging can be painful, lonely, lead […]

The Dilemma Of Loneliness

The Dilemma Of Loneliness

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In the age of individualism (in Western countries at least) there is an increasing concern in regards to social isolation. We see this happening with the elderly, that are put away in retirement homes, deprived of interaction with children and grandchildren that are too busy with life. But we also see social isolation happening among […]

Loneliness

Loneliness

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Everybody feels lonely from time to time. When we have no one to sit next to at lunch, when we move to a new city, or when nobody has time for us at the weekend. But over the last few decades, this occasional feeling has become chronic for millions. In the UK, 60% of 18 […]