How often do you feel disconnected, shut out from others, and completely alone? In this segment, learn how to develop caring feelings toward others and build a more fulfilling life.
- [Instructor] Let's start by looking … at how strengthening compassion … can change the way you feel about your social world … and relationships, including increasing your sense … of connection to others. … How often do you feel as if nobody really understands you? … Or how often do you feel completely alone? … How often do you feel shut out or excluded by others, … or unable to reach out … and communicate with people around you? … These questions, they come from the UCLA loneliness scale, … which is one way that psychologists … measure chronic loneliness. … And if you felt like you might say yes … to some of these questions that you do feel this way, … maybe you feel that way, a lot of the time. … You aren't alone. … Studies show that loneliness is the new global epidemic, … that rates of feeling alone feeling socially isolated, … or disconnected are climbing around the world. … And scientists have also begun to recognize … that there are real health risks to loneliness. … People who feel isolated and alone …
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