Monday, February 5, 2018
The Joys Of Modern Society
Two thirds of UK adults feel they have nobody to talk to about their problems, a survey has found.
There is a price tag attached to the destruction of family and community, it appears.
UK government has solutions, though. First, it announced 1 February Time to Talk Day:
"Time to Talk Day is an important reminder of the power of conversation, and how by taking small steps to help others we can all make our own contribution to a better and more mentally resilient society."
People nowadays actually have to be reminded to talk to each other!
Second, it declared a crusade against loneliness:
Prime Minister Theresa May said in January that a series of policy changes - including the creation of a loneliness minister - would be introduced...
Wow, I can't even! This is nanny statism taken to an entirely new level.
Research carried out by the commission found that almost 200,000 older people had not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.
We all know that it's mostly women who traditionally care for the elderly, just what did they think would happen when all the women went to work?
It also said that more than nine million people in the UK described themselves as "always or often lonely".
It's a small price to pay for living in an enlightened liberal consumerist society which values stuff above personal relationships, I guess.
And if you do talk to people, don't forget to ask them about their mental health. I'm sure they won't think you a freak...