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Exploring the Feeling of Loneliness with Writer, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur Michael Thomas

Exploring the Feeling of Loneliness with Writer, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur Michael Thomas

Loneliness was already a pervasive problem in America, and now throwing social isolation into the mix, experts are worried that the rates of loneliness, depression and suicide will spike. This week’s Stories of Transformation guest, Michael Thomas, among many amazing projects, writes a newsletter on loneliness, mental health, and emotions, and is also in the process of writing a book on loneliness.   In this episode we look at loneliness through the lens of sociology and how corporate America, individualism, and modern Western society has led to 20% of Americans are reporting that they feel lonely. We discuss the danger of emphasizing this idea that “everyone deserves to be happy”, and parse out the important difference between “happiness” and “fulfillment”. We also consider how social distancing will impact us as it pertains to loneliness. If you’re feeling lonely, it’s important to be vulnerable and share with others how you feel. Chances are the people in your life are feeling it too and aren’t speaking up. We hope this episode will serve as a conversation starter and a source of comfort for many! See Michael's work: https://insatiablefox.com/Subscribe to Michael's newsletter: https://michaelthomas.substack.com/ Follow/Support Stories of Transformation and Baktash Ahadi:Donate to the production of this podcast Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook  Produced by: Dana Drahos Edited by: Joseph GangemiDigital Marketing by: Katherine An Theme music by: Qais Essar Artwork by: Masheed Ahadi  

Duration: 38 min

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