The Innovation of Loneliness




“Our social lives become tainted and more demanding than ever before.”

Does social media really aid in how lonely we feel? A month or so ago, I shared a post about social media being directly related to the amount of anxiety a person feels; this is commonly referred to as the FOMO, the fear of missing out. Here is The Innovation of Loneliness video. I really love how this video is able to elaborate and expand this idea. The video says, we are sacrificing conversation with a mere connection.

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Instead of engaging and really getting to know people, we are in turn getting to know their photos and statuses, rather than the person themselves: “I share, therefore I am.” We see who they want us to see. Only an edited version of themselves. With all of this, there has become a loss of complete interaction with others. Sometimes a screen…

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2 thoughts on “The Innovation of Loneliness

  1. I wish more people felt this way. Ive suggested to friends that we should go back to picking up the phone to contact each other (instead of SMS…wats app…etc etc) coz I truly believe these things create disconnection and loneliness.
    It’s as though thinking like this at 32 is a crime. (As is not having a Facebook account!!)

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