“Excuse me,” a young woman raises her hand on the bus. “Does anyone know when to pull the bell to get off at the mall?”
Meanwhile two other young women turn to each other with grimacing disapproval.
The individual is building self esteem and keeps low expectations.
The paired couple are attempting to discourage this young woman’s building her self-esteem.
The pattern of any person learning to get their needs meet can be taught by parents, schools, churches and by playing in other social groups.
To even make a friend is a risk many people will not do these days.
Social media and other devices are prompting people to choose a “bad behaviour over a good one”.
People prefer their smartphone to risking self esteem to pursue low expectations from social activities that are used as venues to pursuing greater expectations and greater risking of self-esteem necessary to overcome lonely feelings.
The “great debate” has yet to become public over issues of loneliness, but we can all agree it is costly and in epidemic proportions.
Take every risk presented to you, wherever you stand on the loneliness continuum to foster your subjective wellbeing!