The Isolation Cell Called Loneliness
Updated: Dec 22, 2019
We live together in a world that is buzzing with all kinds of personal communication. Surely, more than any previous generation has ever experienced. Yet, we must ask is more communication better communication? Sometimes it may be better while in other instances it may not signify any significant improvement. Certainly with the break down of family structures and community involvement over the past fifty years there are more lonely people in society today. One can live in a city of millions without ever engaging in a significant conversation during the past week. One may have thousands of friends on Facebook and not have a single meaningful relationship. Undoubtedly, loneliness is a disease rife in our society and something we fail to address at our peril. As a community, we must seek to be creative in finding a way to addressing this scourge of loneliness. We must actively involve ourselves in the breaking down of the barriers that keep people in the isolation cell called loneliness. This is not easy because loneliness can become self-isolating. It can breed distrust and discourage its inmates from breaking out of their incarceration. So creatively let us as a community work to close down the prison cells of loneliness within our community.