Is Social Isolation a prolonged interval in lock down, or something pre-existing in society?

Updated: Jun 14

Interestingly in this time of #selfisolation, #lockdown etc.. many people are sharing their thoughts on being socially isolated, locked indoors away from general society. Many are talking about how it affects their mental health, their social life, their activity state, their boredom levels, even what they miss enough that it will be the first thing they do/see/eat when "free".

Admittedly, my wife could leave the house in the evenings if she really wanted to, but through care, concern and a loving sense of duty she rarely did go out. Unable to leave during the day, she had little contact with the outside world, friends didn't visit after a while and even contact via SMS and Facebook dwindled. It was almost as this were a refection on current societal trends of, "out of sight out of mind". Remove the homeless off the street and they suddenly don't exist, because we don't see them. I probably would go as far as to say that social isolation is the reflection of a growing egocentrical and even narcissistic move within western society. Here in the UK it is so evident that charities like @age_uk @MindCharity have been campaigning for years to support the most vulnerable in society. Can we take the "self" out of "self isolation" and reconnect with families and communities.

Admittedly, my wife could leave the house in the evenings if she really wanted to, but through care, concern and a loving sense of duty she rarely did go out. Unable to leave during the day, she had little contact with the outside world, friends didn't visit after a while and even contact via SMS and Facebook dwindled. It was almost as this were a refection on current societal trends of, "out of sight out of mind". Remove the homeless off the street and they suddenly don't exist, because we don't see them. I probably would go as far as to say that social isolation is the reflection of a growing egocentrical and even narcissistic move within western society. Here in the UK, it is so evident that charities like @age_uk @MindCharity have been campaigning for years to support the most vulnerable in society. Can we take the "self" out of "self isolation" and reconnect with families and communities.


I just hope that as we make new efforts to connect socially, that we Do Not Forget those who don't Insta, Tweet, Facetime etc. the power of the voice is greater than you know. Call someone, yes use the #telephone and #talktosomeone.

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