Loneliness

Someone, somewhere is bound to experience this very human form of isolation at some time in their life. It’s natural and nothing to be ashamed of – be you a man or a woman. As I was scrolling through my Facebook today, I saw this post about how loneliness is killing people in rich countries. For a moment, even the finest of educated would find himself lost pondering why the first-world citizen would simply die younger that their third-world counterpart – one who’d probably endured more hardships detrimental to his health and eventual longevity. The whole notion would seem counter-intuitive to most people and I get it – because we are thought to see it that way. Loneliness however, has deeper roots than what the surface will readily show us.

socializing compromises productivity of the individual while promoting a very human necessity toward good health

Having experienced severe bouts of loneliness by myself, I just wanted to jump to the easy conclusion that people get lonely because they are lonely. They lack human interaction due to their poor stance in society (like being that weirdo) – that throws their neurotransmitters out of whack leading to depression and a host of mental illnesses. Loneliness, I feel, is really just a very vague descriptor for it can have more or less sinister causes. But if you spare some thought for it, you’d see loneliness is connected to other elements in one’s immediacy.

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Second Tangent

Remember the last time (or maybe the only time) I had to end a post on short notice because of something requiring more attention? Well. That is now over and it’s been several hours since that distraction and I wanted to add more to the second tangent – one that attempted to answer culture exploring the fundamental factors guiding culture and people of some background – geographical (I won’t say cultural now because we’re tackling its evolution).

Talking about cultures and peoples at this time can be tricky as we had already grown used to, probably from several generations back to view culture and people as an entity, a singularity. And culture as one that had showed itself into the people and their minds somewhat magically, but science would say otherwise. I would say culture has evolved with the people on some common ground – like geography or ethnicity. Culture essentially is the manifestation of the physical environment into something that helps some people adapt and conquer. The differences in culture can be attributed to the local environmental factors. And remember, these environmental factors can extent to outside the natural environment like say, population. Continue reading “Second Tangent”