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Hi, good morning and happy Monday!
I know I’ve been delayed in sending out update emails lately. I’ve just been swamped with work but I have been publishing episodes in case you haven’t noticed. Yes, the delivery time has been slightly random and I really apologize for this.
So here is the episode for this week!
Lonely But Not Alone - The Loneliness Epidemic.
Technology was supposed to bring us together but somehow it has divided us. We have traded in convenience for human connection. We can do every daily activity while staying in the comforts of our house. Shopping can be done on Amazon, food delivery on Food Panda, exercise on Peleton or gym apps, calls on Zoom, etc. Our opinions can even be canceled on social media. Even though we aren't actually isolated, jobless, or friendless, why are we becoming more lonely?
In this episode, Peng Fong, a 20-year veteran journalist and podcast host of Alone Together, discusses the culprits of making us lonely in this world where we are not necessarily alone, and how we can bring ourselves out of our shells in order to feel connected again.
Here we discuss;
- Why she started the Alone Together Podcast
- Addressing loneliness
- Technology's tradeoff of convenience
- Parental hacks for children
- Accepting and being curious about opposing opinions
- Using technology to bring us together
Peg Fong has been writing for the Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, CBC, South China Morning Post, and The Economist. She also teaches Journalism at Langara College in Vancouver.
Also here are some of the latest I have been posting;
I hope you enjoy them all!Have a great week ahead!