The World Health Organization has classified loneliness and social isolation as an epidemic in today's society. Can you believe it? Oh yes, you have to! The United States as a nation is now struggling through a difficult period. Following the pandemic, the nation has not been able to successfully recover. The worry that the economy may go into recession and layoffs are taking control of many people's lives. Now, the WHO has identified an epidemic that is afflicting ageing citizens of the United States of America.
My personal opinion is that this is not definitely surprising. I mean think about the way the family system works in the US. When a young adult turns 18, they often move out of their parent's house, which often causes them to experience feelings of estrangement from their family. In this stage of the process, the connection that binds the family together is severed. As more time goes by, they will have the opportunity to go further away! Detachment is healthy, but it should never come at the expense of a connection with another person.
The ageing population requires support! Honestly, someone who has toiled hard throughout the 50-60 years of their life needs love, support and a strong family to leave their soul happy. What is missing is the fact that none of these appear to exist, and everyone is just racing behind the achievement of materialistic goods in life and that is how the country looks like on the outset.
On the other side, I have been thinking a lot about how quickly this epidemic will spread throughout my nation! Nah! It would seem not to me... If you have to ask, I'll tell you why. In my opinion, the institution of the family has strong foundations and is not likely to ever become obsolete.
Even if a person moves quite far away from their hometown, it is common for them to visit and reconnect with family and friends at least a few times per year. The bonding, relationship and the unspoken love are what will make my country away from this epidemic. Nevertheless, this is something that will unquestionably take place if we adapt our way of life to be more like that of the West; if not immediately, then most likely within the next half-century.
By the way, if you ever, ever find yourself feeling lonely, please do not hesitate to call out to your loved ones; I repeat, please do not hesitate to do so. Joining a club, an organization, or a social community can make you feel less isolated, and if you take my word for it, you won't even be able to think about feeling lonely anymore after doing so. In the event that you truly require assistance, you are welcome to reach out to me.