” Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”Mother Teresa
This book is not only a great read, but it’s a guided journal (in a way). At the end of each chapter are prompts that ask questions, and the questions make you think about your own life. A factor that I appreciate in a book, especially a nonfiction one.
The book discusses how each generation is lonely and how gen-z is the loneliest generation of them all. I find that to be very true. My son, 11, has friends in the “gamer” world but has a hard time connecting with people in real life. It’s easier to make conversations and be more open to people you have never met or people you don’t see on a day-to-day basis.
The older generation, 65 and older, suffer from loneliness due to losing a loved one or their kids moving on and living their own lives. My grandmother died six months after my grandfather, and to this day, we all believe she died of a broken heart. She became a shell of herself after his funeral. Family surrounded her but losing her partner of 50 plus years was too much for her to handle.
This book helps you understand what loneliness truly means, and even if you don’t feel as if you are lonely, you are. The Loneliness Solution teaches you how to reconnect with not only others but yourself as well. It’s a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it.