A recent study in the UK found that 35 is the age at which men feel loneliest.
9% of them said they have no friends at all.
Loneliness appears to be growing in all age groups and all countries.
A lack of face-to-face contact or voice contact is contributing to loneliness that many people don’t even fully realize they have.
It is hard to be lonely when we reach out to others.
Help someone else.
Break the ice, be first to converse.
Phone, don’t post or email.
Be a good friend to make a new friend.
Here is a low risk way to get started: the first 20 people you see each day starting at home, with associates at work or even people you don’t know look them in the eye and say silently “have a good day”. Non-verbal affirmations convey safety and friendliness.
Even if others don’t outwardly respond, you will feel better.
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