Lyon Brave

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Lonely Millennials


Lonely Millennials

In the 21st century we have reached the greatest heights of civilization. Knowledge is power and it is being passed around the globe at rapid speed. We can fly all the way around the world in a day. We can message some one in an instant, which is why we call it INSTANT MESSAGING. Not only has technology rapidly evolved, giving us access to knowledge at our fingertips, but we can access other people like never before.  We can leave friends and family a message, call them on the phone, email them, and reach out to others with a billion free apps

With that being said, "Why do people think loneliness is cool, okay, healthy or just the way modern society is nowadays."  It is becoming more and more common for people to claim they only have 1 or 2 friends. People are starting to glamorize these statistics, by saying stuff like, "It's lonely at the top," or "I would rather be alone than in the wrong crowd", but with more people on earth than ever in history,  it literally makes no sense not to have friends, which makes me wonder if Millennials are going through an antisocial crisis, were they simply do not know how to interact with other individuals and maintain healthy relationships with others.


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In 2010 the Mental Health Foundation found loneliness to be a greater concern among young people than the elderly. The 18 to 34-year-olds surveyed were more likely to feel lonely often, to worry about feeling alone and to feel depressed because of loneliness than the over-55s. The reason this research is significant is because we have long known that loneliness can cause mental health issues for the elderly.

Often the elderly have little social interaction with the world because they are not working. or even grocery shopping for themselves. Many of their friends may have already died of natural causes, and relatives live at a distance. It makes sense for the elderly to be lonely because they are not getting out as much, and as a general rule, the older you are the harder it is to make friends.





 However, it makes no sense for the youth to report feeling lonelier than are aging population and this shows their is something fundamentally wrong with the millennials coming up. Have they simply never learned how to interact face to face with another human being due to an abuse of technology. Let's dispel the myth that some famous entrepreneurial type might have drilled in you head; loneliness does not lead to success. Loneliness is not cool and it is not going to make you more productive to not have friends. 



c55e095e.pngThe lonely millennial is uncool and needs to get off facebook or twitter right now and go mingle with people face to face. Friends make your life easier. That's why people are always talking about the importance of networking. Not to mention not having friends leads to anxiety and depression. The best thing you can do for yourself is go make some friends. I know it's common for people to say if you have 1 or 2 friends you are lucky, but i think that is BS. There are over 7 billion people on the planet and the number is growing. If you don't have a friend for at least everyday of the week, it might be time to make some....seriously


"The world is a better place when we get to know each other, when we are a little less strange to each other. " -Creator of Orkut 

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Lance 🐝 Scoular

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #12

"Knowledge is Power" My take on the well know quote: Knowledge of itself is NOT POWER. Knowledge is only POTENTIAL power. Taking ACTION with KNOWLEDGE - that is POWER. https://www.bebee.com/content/1783544/1523147

Lance 🐝 Scoular

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #11

👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #10

Lyon, Great photo and great observation. There are things you can do that push you into networking. These are the activities that force one to network: Be a salesperson, become an entrepreneur, do social research, become a scientist (you have to present findings) Take a customer service job, go to work in communications. Will that get you friends? It depends on you.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

she is brave, always brings a powerful message, meet Lyon Brave and listen to her words, they matter

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

and what a great picture!

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

People are always connected in one way or another, although they might not realize it. It is much healthier to be in touch with people. It increases your chances to live long. See also http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2006938,00.html 'Recipe for Longevity: No Smoking, Lots of Friends' Beautiful reminder Lyon Brave

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

People are always connected in one way or another, although they might not realize it. It is much healthier to be in touch with people. It increases you chances to live long. See also http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2006938,00.html 'Recipe for Longevity: No Smoking, Lots of Friends'

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

4 years ago #5

#5
It was a local networking event. I live in a small city called St Catharines, which is close to Niagara Falls. They have a lot of unstructured networking events around here and that sort of behaviour is common with Millennials, at least as far as I have seen.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #4

#3
Maybe being isolated with only your devices for months is the cure, because I fully enjoy the company of other people. Sometimes they will text me at dinner and they will be suprised i didn't get it lol, though they are in conversational range of me. They will be like you don't use your phone much do you. I guess it's an intergration of our communication.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #3

#2
@Jim Murray, what confrence where you at if you don't mind me asking. Also, i think our smartphones are fairly new, and eventually some other fade will take hold of us like disco.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #2

#1
Chas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt Yeah, All the Lonely People is a good one, but the Beatels certainly had a lot of friends. I get by with some help from my friends. I think friendships are a state of mind because I have had very social and quiet periods in my life. I think the social periods are a lot more memoriable. I know Facebook is fading. It's why they tried to buy snapchat, but were rejected, but FB still kind of represents the golden age of social media. I feel like beBee is where my grandparents would hangout. Thank you for the compliment.

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

4 years ago #1

It's one thing to tell people to get off the social media sites they are on and get out and make friends... But it's quite another for people to actually do it. These sites were created to be addictive and they have done a spectacularly good job of it. Which, of course, makes it very hard for people to kick the habit. I went to a networking event specially created for millennials, because I'm always interested in how human beings function. What I noticed, and I was there to notice shit, was that these people tended to stick with the companies they worked for. There was hardly any and by hardly any I mean almost no real networking or even the attempt at it. Your points are very well taken, but honestly Lyon, it's real uphill work for the vast majoriity to get their faces away from your smartphone these days. Only the most courageous will pull it off. I call these people attention junkies. And even when they do hook up with their friends (check out any Starbucks) they all sit around nursing their addictions. I see this all the time and it's monumentally sad.

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