London: A survey of more than 46,000 people in 237 countries and territories around the world has found that the feeling of loneliness is affecting the younger generation more and more than ever before. The survey, conducted by psychiatrists at the University of Exeter, UK, ranged in age from 16 to 99.
It should be noted that a few years ago, the same survey was conducted only on British citizens in which more or less the same results were obtained. However, people from all over the world took part in the new study. As such, it is the largest global survey of its kind.
While the survey found that the younger generation around the world suffers from a greater sense of loneliness than our previous knowledge, it also found that in countries where the younger generation is on the threshold of adolescence, their parents and home Separated from the bar and living a free life, the feeling of loneliness was more prevalent among the youth of these countries.
It is noteworthy that in societies where the tendency to coexist is high, the feeling of loneliness among the elders is less noticeable. Another surprising finding is that young boys are more likely to feel lonely than young girls, although they do not readily admit it.
Another major reason for the growing sense of loneliness among young people has been identified as “social media” and it has been suggested that social media should be considered an addition to social relationships and not an alternative to social relationships.
Remember that loneliness has a variety of effects on the human body and mind, ranging from anti-social and criminal behavior to drug use, heart disease, stroke, mental illness, memory and learning disabilities, permanent and severe neurological disorders. Stress can lead to loss of judgment, depression and even suicide.