We’re virtually surrounded by people all day, every day, but still can’t escape loneliness.
This has to be the biggest irony of our times and to tackle it, UK has appointed Tracey Crouch, a junior Minister for Sport and Civil Society as the ‘Minister For Loneliness’.
The appointment is to take forward the initiative started by Jo Cox, a lawmaker who was killed by a right-wing extremist.
U.K. Appoints a Minister for (our current system of social organization has bunch of humans living in close proximity and yet many are unable to form meaningful social bonds, a cause of individual suffering as well as the death of community) https://t.co/6jShtkz3H3 #lonliness— Michael Allen CPA (@MichaelAllenCPA) January 18, 2018
In Prime Minister Theresa May’s words, isolation is “the sad reality of modern life” and affects millions of people.
In a report by CNN, she was quoted as saying,
I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones, people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.