Thursday, July 9

Tag: social connections

LIVING WITH FEAR: BOOK REVIEW OF “LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS” BY JOHN T. CACIOPPO AND WILLIAM PATRICK
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LIVING WITH FEAR: BOOK REVIEW OF “LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS” BY JOHN T. CACIOPPO AND WILLIAM PATRICK

Fear, dogma and loneliness are some of the psychological obstacles that impede our efforts and natural strivings for total rejuvenation. Each one of these entities works in a similar manner, constraining us to firmly remain in our comfort zones. Thus, loneliness is a defence mechanism obscured as a comfort zone. We pay a heavy price for remaining in our comfort zones, it concludes in us restricting ourselves from establishing new social connections and failing to enrich life with our existing social connections. We are led towards forgetting that we can only see the beauty around us whence we are emancipated from the fears that blind us. John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick's book, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009) offers a compr...