The Myth of the Loneliness Epidemic

We’ve been conditioned to view loneliness as unreasonably scary, dramatic, and negative. It’s time to change that.

Stephan Joppich
Wise & Well

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Image created by the author via Canva, using screenshots from loneliness news headlines.

On May 1, 2023, I woke up to a news headline I’d been yearning to see for years: We Have Become a Lonely Nation. It’s Time to Fix That. It was a guest article by the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in the New York

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Stephan Joppich
Wise & Well

Engineer turned philosophy student • I write about loneliness, minimalism, and books that changed my life • More food for thought → stephanjoppich.com