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The Happiness Track: The Loneliness Paradoxes

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Emma Seppala
We live in a time of overpopulation on the one hand and extreme loneliness on the other. We crowd into urban areas and yet sit—and feel—alone. Or we buy large homes and then wish they were filled with more life and laughter. Our national loneliness rate is staggering, and research shows that loneliness can be worse for our health than smoking, obesity and high blood pressure. And still we wonder, How can this be? What are we to do? …

Emma Seppälä, PhD, is author of The Happiness Track, founder of FulfillmentDaily.com, and Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.


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