Our loneliness can be examined by asking a simple question: “how many satisfying contacts do you have?” Usually, research shows that women have half as many such relationships as men, which gives us a prediction for the future that the epidemic of loneliness will affect men to a greater extent – warns prof. Wojciech Kulesza, social psychologist from SWPS University. – A social ice age is coming – he emphasizes in an interview with “Wprost”.
Krystyna Romanowska: Will we die of loneliness?
Prof. Wojciech Kulesza: Please don’t ask “if”, but when? The answer is: We are already dying. If we do nothing, our grandchildren will die of loneliness.
And what will such dying look like?
Vivek Murthy, a national surgical consultant in the US, published a report in May this year that focused entirely on loneliness, pointing to the resulting public health crisis. What can we read in this report?