Loneliness and modern life.
Go ahead. Tell me again how liberal political theory has nothing to do with this. I’m ready | Alone: The decline of the family has unleashed an epidemic of loneliness.
In 1950, 20% of marriages ended in divorce; today, it’s approximately 40%. Four in ten American children are now born to unmarried mothers, up from about 5 percent in 1960.
This essay is fantastic and moving...and necessary reading: I've noticed this in medicine quite a lot -- sick patients with no next of kin, no healthcare proxy, and few friends trying to navigate terminal illness and its consequences.
Millennials and their younger brothers and sisters say that they would like to marry and have children, but only 30% see a successful marriage as one of the more important things in life.
Alone: The decline of the family has unleashed an epidemic of loneliness. | City Journal
American loneliness. My latest.
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You don't have to be a frothing reactionary to wonder whether, as social animals, humans might be reaching peak individual-autonomy-at-all-costs
Millennials and their younger brothers and sisters say that they would like to marry and have children, but only 30% see a successful marriage as one of the more important things in life.
Americans are suffering from a bad case of loneliness. Foundering social trust, collapsing heartland communities, an opioid epidemic, and rising numbers of “deaths of despair” suggest a profound, collective discontent.
Americans are suffering from a bad case of loneliness. Foundering social trust, collapsing heartland communities, an opioid epidemic, and rising numbers of “deaths of despair” suggest a profound, collective discontent.
The decline of the family has unleashed an epidemic of loneliness, writes .
The decline of the family has unleashed an epidemic of loneliness
The crisis of loneliness. Great article by ⁦
“Notice that men are more likely to die from opioid overdoses and other deaths of despair. Men seem to have a harder time coping with isolation and family breakdown than women.” ⁦⁩ ⁦
"The white working-class family is today more fragile than the black family was at the time of the famous alarm-sounding 1965 ‘Report on the Negro Family’ by Daniel Patrick Moynihan"
"an extraordinary 20 percent of young adults in the U.S. have absolutely no contact with their fathers"
The decline of the family in the US has many repercussions, most of them bad. Among others: "Differences in family structure are the most significant variable in explaining the black–white affluence gap." #philanthropy
"Only around half of Americans say they have meaningful, daily face-to-face social interactions."
Wonderful and alarming article. -->
"In the U.S., the percentage of childless women doubled between 1970 and the mid-2000s; today, 14 percent of U.S. women past their childbearing years have never given birth."
"The divorce rate has doubled for people over 50 since 1990."