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Are We the Loneliest Generation? (Ep. 263)

Technology has brought us all closer together than ever before. At least, on the surface.

Video chat used to be limited to sci-fi, and you used to have to just go over to wherever you thought your friends were to see if they were free, rather than text them from their front door to let them know you’re there.

But even with all the advancements we’ve achieved, there still seems to be something missing. Why are so many of us feeling listless or lonely? We can talk to almost anyone we want, but it doesn’t always feel that way.

Is this just what everyone feels, or have we actually become lonelier than previous generations?

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  • 0:05:13 – Forming deeper and more meaningful friendships
  • 0:14:00 – Escaping to the online world and people who don’t share your interests
  • 0:23:26 – Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:27:51 – Connecting with other people
  • 0:29:53 – Feeling like you’re making a valuable and direct contribution
  • 0:46:20 – How lack of discomfort has made us more timid
  • 0:56:57 – Recap and conclusion

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Are We the Loneliest Generation?