In a world where communication is instant, where billions of people can interact at just a moment’s notice, it will come as a shock to many to learn that loneliness is a an epidemic more rampant and destructive than at any point in history. In fact, almost everyone faces adversity from loneliness that causes them some degree of depression, anxiety or diminished self-esteem.
It’s a subject that has fascinated human behavioural and cognition expert Tony J. Selimi for years, inspiring him to dive deeper into loneliness than anyone else, and producing the award-winning book ‘#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age’.
So connected, we disconnected!
We have become accustomed to a new way of being alone together in a technological cocoon that covers up our real pain, shame, and guilt. Our true essence is hidden behind facades that we show to the world from the fear of being judged, criticized, and rejected. This is what brings us out of a natural state of healthy balance, is the root cause of disease, and what creates the segregation experienced worldwide.
#Loneliness is a global call for people to redefine themselves in the face of life’s greatest challenges. Comforting, moving, and spiritually practical, this book is a guide to help people break through their apparent loneliness, fears, and limitations and awaken their greatness required to shift themselves toward crowd-nurtured world peace and support them through the next stage in our evolution.
“Loneliness not only disintegrates peoples’ mental and physical health, but also infects their genome and leads to multiple changes, while painting a dark and negative picture of the world around them,” explains the author, who is on a unique mission to inspire 1 billion people to awaken their heart’s infinite wisdom and love. “The most surprising thing to learn is that today’s obsession with technology does nothing more than simply awaken the loneliness already inside us all, which further spirals our moods and outlook.
Selimi is not alone in speaking about this, professor John Cacioppo the director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, in his book Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection examines the pathology and public health implications of the subject.
The goal of this book is to make people aware of the form in which loneliness manifests in their lives, empower them to redefine themselves and their lives so they can overcome adversity, and build the happiness and prosperity they so deeply crave.”