The Loneliness Epidemic is a growing problem and there is a decline in having a core community for people today which contributes to the epidemic. This can lead to loneliness which can affect your health. You must know your enemy which is loneliness in order to successfully defeat it and to win the war against the Loneliness Epidemic.
Know Your Enemy: Loneliness
How to Know Your Enemy: Loneliness
Know Your Enemy
In order to best defeat an enemy, you need to know your enemy and yourself. Loneliness is the enemy. You must know the enemy if you want to successfully defeat them. You must also know yourself. Sun Tzu writes in The Art of War “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” It is in the spirit of The Art of War that you can work to fight against loneliness.
Defeating the Enemy
Now that you know your enemy, loneliness, it is time to create a battle plan to defeat loneliness. You can work to decrease your feelings of loneliness by following this guide as well as working to develop a community you can reach out to when you feel lonely. If you ever feel lonely and have no one to reach out to, get outside of your house or apartment and go somewhere that you enjoy such as a restaurant or a group that you are a member of to get some human interaction.
The Loneliness Epidemic is very real as is loneliness. Learn how to fight your enemy by getting to the root causes of loneliness. It will require more than you to do this because humans are naturally sociable animals which mean having community is one way to help defeat loneliness. Fight the good fight by first getting to know your enemy and work to fight loneliness every day.