Why This Course?
During the current pandemic, almost all of us have become socially isolated. Even before the pandemic, loneliness had already become the suffering of our generation. According to a Cigna study released in January 2020 (before the pandemic), over three of every five Americans were lonely (as measured by the UCLA Loneliness Scale)—the highest level in recorded history.
Have you ever asked yourself these two questions: “Do I feel lonely sometimes?” and “Why?” As Dr. Anthony Silard has found in his research, we often feel lonely due to the stifling of three critical human motives.
In this cutting-edge course, Managing Loneliness: How to Develop Meaningful Relationships and Enduring Happiness, you will learn how to live by Spinoza’s wise advice: “Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it.” Together, we will gain a better understanding of loneliness so we suffer less from it.