Are you lonely? Be honest with yourself…
Loneliness has become such a problem in the United Kingdom (UK) that the country now has a Minister of Loneliness.
While ‘Minister of Loneliness’ may sound like a new song or a character out of George Orwell’s distopia in “1984” , it is a real new position addressing a real increasing problem worldwide.
On Wednesday, January 17, of this year British Prime Minister Theresa May, announced the creation of this new position. May stated, "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life." The announcement cited the statistic that more than 9 million people always or often feel lonely in the UK.
The UK are not alone in feeling lonely. In a Harvard Business Review article, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States Vivek Murthy, wrote that "Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s."
He continued by saying that "Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests that the real number may well be higher."
What did the ancient Greek philosophers have to say about loneliness?
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Do you feel angry and frustrated lately?
When you feel anger, how do you express your anger?
Do you bottle it up inside?
Or do you explode without restraint?
I think we have all said and done things in a fit of anger that we later regretted. I know I have !
So what can we do to make sure we don’t mess things us with our anger?
Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher…
Was the first to look at anger from a scientific standpoint; He analyzed the physical side-effects of anger on our health and the negative repercussions it may have on our relationships.
Yet, he was the first philosopher to say that expressing anger is actually perfectly fine and natural, as long as it's done in the right way. There is an art to expressing anger, if you want to enjoy a high quality of life.
He actually said that: "Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
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In the photos below, I am on a VOLONTOUR in Greece, helping children with Cerebral Palsy and also at a beach cleanup. Words cannot express the sense of gratitude you will feel when you travel, stay at a five-star hotel, and "give back". Come alone, and make friends, or come with your family and create beautiful, heart-felt memories for your kids.