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Do people hurt more?

I am finding out that people are more lonely and depressed now more than ever is that riflght?

If so why is it ?
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Lots of reasons for it.

Decline in economies worldwide.
Means the money in your pocket buys less than it did pre covid.

People move further from home due to work or college because they can't afford to live nearer home.

Massive expansion in online media specifically aimed at largely your demographic.
People your age are more likely to spend more time on sites like Instagram; tik-tok;; Snapchat; X etc. so perhaps you're not socialising in the same way as you did before all this stuff became available.
That's isolating.

And then there's the stupidity that is modern politics.
Headed by leaders who want to divide people rather than unite them.
tfan123 · 46-50, M
Covid mainly. Once it hit and everyone was supposed to stay home and work at home, we lost wanting friendships, relationships, just wanting to go anywhere and being with anybody. Now that it’s back to semi normal, we’re conditioned being used to inside our homes. Just like prisoners on The Shawshank Redemption - Red said he’s been on the inside so long he’s institutionalized.
RedGrizzly · 26-30, F
Not sure, I think it's a number of things like us being in a digital age looking to escape but hindering face-to-face interactions, inflation so people are not that inclined to go out as much, and the general division where people are more out to berate each other than actually have a decent conversation...number of reasons depending on the individual but in a generalized sense this is my guess.
SteelHands · 61-69, M
It's not complex. They condition children for several generations to expect adult life to be as close to an unbroken timeline of happiness as possible, lie about their own successes at achieving it, and when ppl fail to obtain it, advise fake solutions, create victim categories and imagined enemies to obtain the power to "solve" these "problems."

Destroying the dignity of experience with disrespect for elders, the wonders of inquisitiveness with false pride, the value of family with the worship of self, and intellectual thinking with purchased certificates of pride.

Stop wondering why and start thinking maybe someone...a lot of people are doing your thinking for you.

Without thinking of you.
in10RjFox · M
Yes. And the situation is getting worse as the teens who are with parents are to enter the foray.

The reason is that the current generation is reaping the effects of the Divide & Rule, where gender was used to divide humans and now we can see individuals in their own seclusion unable to mingle since no two people are able to come to an agreement.

Added to this is most of them are single child and neither have siblings or cousins or friends. All in solitude of the golden cage of their parents.
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
I can't say for the rest of the world but mental health of many people here got noticeable worse after last elections.
riseofthemachine · 41-45, M
My own experience of that
Why some people are more lonilier and depressed than ever is that the world is after getting toxic .
A lot of people like being on there own cause people's as spirit isn't made for toxicity.
That's where the depression comes from .
That's where the lonely part comes in .
People can't handle it .
See I felt alone most of my life .
These days it don't have much an affect on me cause I don't feel part of it but it took me a painful road to get where I am today .
5 times in a psyche ward .
3 times trying take my own life .
6 years in darkness .
A lot of bullying.
A lot of mind games .
Stayed off drink and weed for 19 years going through most of that .
A broken relationship I was in for 4 years , very toxic .
3 nervous breakdowns
Having no spirit ( a empty soul for 6 years)
Thought of suicide constantly for 6 years
. No the answer and you have to find that out of yourself . I shared my experience.
Why would you want to be apart of that .
I went through it all and I'm only 43
@riseofthemachine You are not your traumas. Do not make that the largest part of you.
SteelHands · 61-69, M
It seems dubious to me that's even possible to know but if the median age of the population goes up, as it now has with a declining birth rate, it shouldn't be that surprising.

People that aren't parents have lots of time to navel gaze and start pitying themselves.
tina14111 · 22-25, F
@SteelHands So what kind of advice would you give to someone that wants to feel better mentally
SteelHands · 61-69, M
@tina14111 That's impossible to say. Some believe in not only solutions but even instant solutions. Life has ups and downs and belief about its unchanging in one as well and it is part of the issue.

A run of luck is one thing but a rigged game does twice the damage. When you know you owe the other players you fear having less. Plus you've had someone else's wine and roses. Nothings as sad as someone that's never had a tough day in their life but thinks they did.

On the other hand there are the true sad sacks that trip over happiness almost every day but are so convinced they got gyped in life they are blind to the treasures strewn in their path. It's not easy to count blessings you don't want to admit are there.

So really there isn't any advice I can give. Srry.
ABCDEF7 · M
The more you care and love for other people, the more you feel the satisfaction of relations. Receiving of such true affection is also important to feel the completeness of relation. In absence of that completeness, you feel lonely.

Most of the people today are self centered. That is why people today lack such true love & care, which leads to loneliness.
I think it's more likely that there's just a bigger focus on mental health now. It used to be that everyone kept emotional pain to themselves, so nobody knew.

It's the same thing with autism. It's not that there are more autistic people now, it's that now we're openly talking about and treating autism.
4meAndyou · F
Get rid of your phones, stay away from the internet if possible, and from social media sites, and you and all your friends will slowly begin to feel MUCH better.
4meAndyou · F
@in10RjFox If she steps outside of her insulated little box, then she might actually MEET friends. For example...Meetup.com...which is a zip code focused center for all the local clubs and groups she might like to join. And...heaven forfend...there is always church or temple or mosque.
in10RjFox · M
@4meAndyou meet-up.com is a great concept but very less people use it .. yes it's a great to socialize and get involved in some activities or just keep hopping.

Girls can't go to mosque 😀 temple and church.. she must be willing to share her no.

But yes, she must open up unless she is stuck in a remote Night Shyamalan s village.. 😀
in10RjFox · M
@4meAndyou just had a peek at the profile of OP. She must have added asking for others .. 😀😀😀
daddybloke · 46-50, M
But mostly because there are so many easily offended snow flakes who bring them selves down with their own misery , we are not allowed a decent comedian / funnyman these days someone will get offended and want to end it all
twistedrope · 26-30, M
I highly doubt that. It's just people are conditioned to believe everything is awful because they know shit all about history.
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
Yep, ever since they stopped airing the Golden Girls. The world has gone to pot.
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
It's a matter of simplicity missing in people's lives. Simplicity represents a less complicated and more normal life that frees the individual from the burden of false expectations that everything is perfect (or supposed to be perfect) or that everything will work out or that being human is somehow not good enough.
Morvoren · F
No I think they just talk about it excessively.
Morvoren · F
@SteelHands That’s just excuses. People need to decide for themselves and not allow themselves to be so easily manipulated.
SteelHands · 61-69, M
@Morvoren The draft isn't what my generation thought of a easily manipulated. The other choices we had when it wasn't even us who vote in the power hungry elitist liars were become a violent cynic who hates his country. Run for office. Yeah. Sell out to the highest campaign donor. Enlist as an objector empty bed pans in a field hospital far from the fire lines otherwise die as a field medic on the battlefield. Not so great a solution. Be branded coward and die in bangkok or in your gpas case, on one side or the other of the "iron curtain" and never see your kin again.

I'll attribute your lack of understanding to too few years and no status as a former military member.

No country was never meant to be the world's law givers - neither domestically or as a global enforcer. Then those behind the scenes unified superpowers deals always end up going stale by one of them doing way better.

The fact is power corrupts. The correlary to that is that corrupt people seek power. Every hundred years or so they converge. And that's why we have the monopolies and corrupt politics in this era.

You aren't wrong about this. Many men are becoming whiners and. Women - ultra karens. Although sticking up for the governments that encourage men's submission and women's hatred of it isn't really addressing the issue. All of the history you know, even the most honest narrative excludes the most important, if less obvious, aspects.

You only think all men are weak. Fact of the matter is that weakness isn't the problem. Ignorance is the problem. And the ignorance has arrived at both ends of the wealth spectrum. They all piss in one pot at this point to the detriment of the bulk of the world's Population. It's so obvious you can't even see it.
Morvoren · F
@SteelHands You’ve miss understood my response, and written paragraphs about it. And I’m talking about people, not just men.
Guardian · 56-60, M
General state of the world does NOT help people's well-being! People are increasingly unhappy and isolated. Which is all part of the plan of WEF! Enlighten yourself.
QuietEd2019 · 31-35, M
Seems to be a trend towards increased loneliness which can lead to depression, some of it started with the turmoil of global pandemic particularly amongst young people
Sevendays · M
There's a lot to be depressed about, so yes, people are more lonely and depressed.
@Sevendays And there is so much beauty that surrounds us. You get choices as to what your mindset is. Choose wisely.
Sevendays · M
@PoetryNEmotion I'm not depressed but know many who are. Agreed that there is beauty that is all around us.
@Sevendays Well, they have to help themselves. If they don't, they will needlessly suffer. I am glad you aren't depressed. Have a good day!
More public views of things that were kept buried for generations. Also more population=more of every feeling
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
lack of purpose and going against our nature.
1490wayb · 56-60, M
these damn gadgets people cant live without

 
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