Why American Workers Are Feeling Lonely and Isolated

Lonely America: Don't blame the employer.

Luay Rahil
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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Photo by Rodeo Project Management Software on Unsplash

The irony of loneliness is this: If you have ever felt lonely, you're not alone.

According to a Harvard study, more than one in three Americans feels lonely. 51% of those individuals are mothers with young children. It's alarming because loneliness isn't just a feeling — it has real consequences for your health and job and can even shorten your life.

So, if you are reading this, there is a 33% chance that you are lonely.

Marcus' struggle with loneliness in a remote-heavy workplace

Marcus is a 30-year-old single man who has been working as a business analyst for his company for two years. Despite working there for this long, he has only met his co-workers in person twice during company retreats.

Unfortunately, these retreats didn't provide much opportunity for real connections as they were highly structured. After two years, Marcus managed to make only one friend, and most of his co-workers barely knew anything about him besides his name.

As a result, he often experiences loneliness and lacks the sense of belonging that his company claims to promote. His loneliness has led to depression, and now…

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Luay Rahil
ILLUMINATION-Curated

I write engaging content on business and leadership development.