Social Media and The Psychology of Loneliness

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Academy of Ideas says:

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theprogen2003 says:

What is the name of the artist/painting used at 8:23? I didn't see it on the website.

French Frys says:

Edvard Munchs “melancholy” nice!

jhunt5578 says:

I've had my resolve tested since becoming an ethical Vegan. My friends have ostracised me, my father shouted at me to leave home after an argument and my athletic ability has been questioned by my Rugby team (Even though since the diet switch, I've lost fat and put on 4lbs of muscle). Strangely it has only made me more determined, this video was very insightful, thank you for creating such good content.

Myles Penn says:

Evolutionarily speaking; your culture, your identity, particular languages, and much of the inputs of your brain are only conferred by others…. Everything about us (that is not genetically bestowed) was molded by the social, the cultural and the moral…. we now find ourselves living in alien environments devoid of real sociality… and thus loneliness, depression, mania, addiction, and suicide have risen. Above all else, humans want a real connection to a source of power. Not only are we divorced from each other, we are also divorced from nature and the land.

Rami Al-Mudafar says:

Totally agree, albeit there is an opposite condition in which one need's to detach from society seeking solitude, as the social sphere in which the person is residing creates a hollow individual. Considering that the sphere consist's of people who are hollow and/or shallow. Solitude becomes thus an optimal choice for the fully individuated in order to maintain or keep on developing oneself. It is something that you have already touched upon earlier.
Always enjoy listening to your mini lectures.
A greatful admirer

Ben James says:

I think a strong sense of self can be eroded when a person spends the majority of their time participating in soul destroying work required to maintain their own survival (food, medical, mortage/rent). I myself have found that after participating in soul destroying work, I have no energy to devote myself to discovering and developing interests, passions and a strong sense of self, and I just go on autopilot, numb to the circumstances that I am experiencing, then wake up one day and realize I'm 50 years old, then have a mid life crisis 🙂

Zeke Chester says:

Let's not forget the role of childhood trauma in feelings of lonliness.

Stopher Willi says:

Loneliness taught me to appreciate my inner self and to trust the next decision that I make towards a more reliable eventuality. Then I drink a case of beer and fight with shadows and mirrors bacause they are all out to get me. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!!

The Demize says:

Your videos have really helped me lately

Jonathan Tuck says:

The nonvisual in this video is evidently of great value; however, I should simply say: with the images you selected and used – well done.

The images are an excellent sequence to represent what you described. Gorgeous

GuppyPal says:

I appreciate all your videos, AoI, but this one was especially good. Thank you.

Newgrist says:

Interesting, but the narrator draws on thinkers who were diagnosing the conditions of societies trying to regain their moral compass in a world evacuated of meaning by the unspeakable atrocities of the Second World War. This was the age of existentialism, which Rollo May introduced to mass audiences through his popular psychology. To be sure, May is still worth reading today, and maybe we're seeing the retrieval of a kind of "big picture" thinking about the world, as evidenced by the recent widespread popularity of Jordan Peterson, who has singlehandedly brought Carl Jung back to popular consciousness. This could be a salutary development, in my opinion. Nevertheless, there are important differences between our age, which has passed through the collapse of the subject-object schemata of modernity, and the age of May and Arieti, which took it for granted. All this is to say that the narrative needs to be supplemented by the diagnoses of those whose works date post-1990. History doesn't stand still, after all.

Pete's Guitar Lessons TV says:

Seems to me that if you have no resources ie money then folks will just stop coming around. Friends with benefits. Most of this is shit.

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