LONELY AMERICA

I.

A HEALTH COMPANY NAMED CIGNA FOUND THAT THE Z GENERATION ARE THE LONELIEST GENERATION OF AMERICANS.

THE PROBLEM

The phenomena can be seen all throughout the world. Recent studies showed that one of the reasons was due to a sense of feeling overwhelmed. UCLA’s freshman survey indicated that students spent more than 16 hours a week engaged in commitments and were felt feeling “overwhelmed by all they had to do”, whether that being hanging out with friends, doing homework, attending class, clubs, etc…

LONELINESS IS DEFINED AS LACKNG SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS

How is this possible though? Our generation finds itself at a time when access to friendship, new connections and surroundings ( & overwhelming amount of social media platforms meant to “connect” people) are at their peak. And yet, more than half of us cry out that we feel left out, isolated, depressed, misunderstood and overall, alone

II.VIEW

What if self-sabotage comes into play? It’s an addiction we’re not aware of until it’s too late. We get a bad grade, get dumped, let go of a friend, run out of episodes of “Money Heist” or “Altered Carbon” to watch, family tensions, get hospitalized….

III.ARGUMENT

The problem with entering self-deceptive states and therefore, self-sabotage states, is that you aren’t aware you’re emerged in them because you carry out policies whose purpose is to maintain such false beliefs (you attribute your feelings to some other source , you become interested in news stories about unhappy people or corrupt people, etc). You do not explicitly realize that you are carrying out such policies.

FOR EXAMPLE

Sartre’s famous example on self-deceptive states:

IV.SOLUTION

Nonetheless, self-denial & sabotage states can be broken. When you are deeply attuned into yourself — when you’re truly in alignment with your true authentic self, then false beliefs and sabotage techniques crumble. You start emanating higher frequencies and start to naturally attract people, opportunities and events that actually match your true self.

V. CONCLUSION

Exactly 1 year ago, someone told me “if it feels uncomfortable, then you’re probably breaking through”. To be honest, I didn’t get it at first — because it had to do with self -awareness and therefore, “self-honesty”, which i wasn’t at the time.

(All photos taken & directed by me for the purpose of this article)