You Need A Herd

Gazelle Herd Catholic Social Media Lonliness

When I told people that I was writing about the modern loneliness epidemic, the first thing they would say is “It’s the social media, right?”
Well, no. Not really.
Our dependence on social media is actually a band-aid. It’s an attempt to cover the ache of isolation and loneliness, but it’s only a small part of why we feel that way.
The more research I did into the topic, the more I came to understand that the problem is the way we live today – our 10 foot privacy fences, 12 hour work days, divorce, cross country moves, low birthrates, insane schedules, long commutes, etc – the way we live our lives almost seems purposely designed to be the very worst things for our feelings of belonging, safety, and community

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