Daily Archives: August 26, 2009

It is Not Good

“It is not good for the man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)
I am increasingly convinced that the ubiquity of the Internet is driving a large portion of the increase in depression. We used to have face to face conversations and gauge people’s emotions from the tone and tenor in their voices, observe their facial expressions and in general – communicate. Now were simply type, tap and twitter ourselves into deeper valleys of loneliness. Never have so many said so much to so few and experience smaller emotional returns for their expenditure.

Recently Bill Shuler offered ten thoughts on loneliness affecting our society:

  1. 70% of Americans describe their lives as having many acquaintances but few close friends.