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infographic of social connection -- emma seppala


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25% of Americans have no one to share a personal problem with?!

That's... really sad.

that is really sad.  but that was 2004... maybe things have improved?

i love that to get the benefits of social connection, you don't have to have a bunch of friends, you just have to FEEL connected.

Unfortunately things have not improved. 

http://pandawhale.com/post/32846/loneliness-illustrated-so-beautifully-you-will-need-to-tell-someone

Most people have trouble feeling connected. 

shucks.

you're right.

...and therein lies the problem.

Yes. Many people spend a lot of time on social media, which actually makes them feel less connected.