Even though today’s world seems to be getting smaller as everything becomes digitalized, loneliness seems to be getting worse. This was already causing adverse effects in our society, but out of nowhere in 2020 came the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We were all excited to begin a new decade, or end an old one (depending on which school of thought you belong to), but little did we know there was a deadly virus lurking in the shadows and heading our way, and eventually all across the globe.
The virus led to a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of human lives and still counting. Unfortunately, the ways to prevent its spread center around social distancing and quarantining. This has further exaggerated the epidemic of loneliness we were already experiencing before the pandemic began.
So connected, yet so lonely
Everyone owns a smartphone…