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Loneliness Kills

A recent report from Fast Company:

Social isolation has a profound impact on health: It’s as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or having six drinks a day. Loneliness increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by about 30%. Chronic loneliness can increase the risk of dementia by 50%. It is also the strongest predictor of suicidality.

Further from the report, according to US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy:

In an advisory yesterday, he warned that being persistently alone presented “profound threats” to Americans’ health: Time spent with friends fell by 20 hours a month from 2003–2020…and that was before the pandemic kept all of us apart more.

In simple terms, loneliness kills.

To have a healthy social life is an essential part of our lives.

I remember the time before we entered the Internet Age, we didn’t have the smartphone; we had only pagers. The public telephone booth was quite common everywhere in the world then; if you needed to talk to someone, pick up the phone and dial the number.

I didn’t have Google Maps when I was in my teens. The best map was in my mouth whenever I was lost in a strange place. The only method to find the right way was to ask someone if you didn’t have a map.

Most had many opportunities to participate in clubs or organizations to meet up with people with the same hobbies or interests.

Face-to-face interactions were the best way to communicate.

Then things have changed a lot after the eruption of the internet.

People use technology today, and we use social networks to keep in touch.

One of the drawbacks of tech is this: we’re overwhelmed by the vast amount of information we don’t need, which complicates our social life.

But be it tech or not, the key to maintaining a healthy social life is sharing positive messages.

Our recent campaign offers you the opportunity to share the words you want to say to your mom on this special occasion.

You then invite your friends to like your sharing, and winners are the people with the most “Likes.” And the prizes are great. And the winners could be more than three!

Our intention is simple, to spread the positive messages.

You still have the chance to win; make sure you post your words before 15 May 2023, EST.

Winning chances are high, don’t miss it.

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