If we talk about loneliness, it is something very unpleasant. It is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. However, a new study has found out that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers.
Although, it’s true that the teens who are spending time with friends on the phone, are loneliest. But, even those who try to mix up the social media with the real world, are increasingly isolated.
Loneliness isn’t just an age thing; it’s generational, says the author of the study, San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge. Moreover, the percentage of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely has increased drom 26 to 39 from 2012 to 2017.
We find it is a generational difference, since loneliness increased among teens 2012 to 2017,” says Twenge, who is also the author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.”
The increase in loneliness might be due to the time they spend, Twenge says. When compared to teens in earlier decades, Gen Z are less likely to “get together with friends in person, go to parties, go out with friends, date, ride in cars for fun, go to shopping malls, or go to the movies,” she reported.
So, it’s very necessary for the teenagers to socialize and spent some time in outdoor activities.
Friends Reunion to be called of for good