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What’s Coming This Episode?
Loneliness is a killer, didn’t you know? There are plenty of blog posts that discuss this. Sean and Ed do the same this week on The Self Help Podcast and also take a look at the positive sides of some time on our own. Loneliness and solitude are very different things.
We all have a drive to connect, but is ‘collecting friends like stamps’ as we now do on Facebook & Twitter really making genuine connections?
You can be at home, alone with the TV and phone off and feel connected to the world. You can also be on a crowded train platform and feel horribly alone. Sean and Ed try to teach you how to be alone in the following 30 or so minutes.
Enjoy the show!
Show Notes and Links
- The Innovation of Loneliness by Shimi Cohen
- Here’s the TED Talk by Sherry Turkle that it was based on
- Ed mentioned Citizen Kane, a must see film that loosely deals with issues discussed this week
- Loneliness is a Killer blog posts are everywhere online. Here’s one and here’s another
- More on meditation here in a past episode
Resource of the Week
- Sean suggests we all read a book called ‘On My Own’ by Florence Falk
- Ed demands that you all subscribe to the ‘Big Think’ YouTube channel. Really interesting thinking
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