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Our Shared Loneliness  

A friend of mine lives in Healdsburg, a beautiful town in Northern California. A few years ago, David invited his aunt and uncle (in their mid-sixties) and his aunt’s mother (in her mid-eighties) over for Thanksgiving.  How Our Screens Divide Us  David’s uncle and aunt sat on the sofa and immediately turned on their iPads. […]

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Our Shared Loneliness | Anthony Silard’s Latest in Psychology Today

Do you know the difference between loneliness and solitude? Read more about how valuable this is, here.

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The Deceptive Reasoning that Decreases Our Happiness 

“Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)” has often been cited as a reason to spend every waking moment checking email, Facebook, Twitter and other online updates. Yet what are we actually missing out on when we spend so much of our precious lives online?  Due to Our Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), We are Actually Missing […]

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Loneliness and Our Singular Pursuit of More | Psychology Today

Will our current hunger for technology diminish our real life experiences? Check out Dr. Silard’s latest in Psychology Today, here.

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Loneliness and Our Singular Pursuit of More

“What?!” you may be thinking after reading this title. “I value my drive for more, it’s what gives me a sense of competence and value in life.” Fair enough. Yet hold your judgment for a moment. At least until you read this next story. The authors Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller attended a party hosted […]

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How We Created Our Loneliness

This is part three of a three-part series published over three consecutive weeks. While the term I use in this series, “brainwashing,” is admittedly a bit extreme, it is appropriate to describe what I am referring to: the unprecedented “disparate influence system” targeting a hyper-distracted population of individuals unwilling or unable to think for themselves. […]

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How We Became Lonely, Disconnected and Brainwashed

This is part two of a three-part series published over three consecutive weeks. Beware of false knowledge;it is more dangerous than ignorance. — George Bernard Shaw People are tiring of the social media model. It is for this reason that the bipartisanship-inducing effects of social media have led to fatigue with this platform as a […]

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Loneliness is What We Share: How We Became Disparately Brainwashed 

This is part one of a three-part series published over three consecutive weeks. Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.  Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held … Believe nothing just because someone else believes it.  Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. – Buddha A […]

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Our Pursuit of Convenience Produces Our Loneliness

This is part seven of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks. Recall a recent situation and ask yourself whether you opted for convenience or connection. If you were having a meal with a friend and they told you about a recent trip with their kids, did you say, “I want to see pictures. […]

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From Theme to Depth: Developing Friendships in the Digital Age

This is part six of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    Jenna, a nurse in Seattle in her early thirties, shared with me how she met her boyfriend in my new book Screened In: The Art of Living Free in the Digital Age:  I went on a date with a man who, upon first […]

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