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Survey: many Thais feel lonely

Post by GT93 » May 12, 2019, 9:29 am

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"Nearly half of all Thais – namely teens and working adults – say they suffer from loneliness, according to a new study. Technology was blamed for the estimated 26.75 million people experiencing some degree of loneliness, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by Mahidol University ... Facebook was identified as the platform that contributed most to a sense of isolation, followed by Line, Instagram and Twitter. Scrolling through social media was identified as the unhealthiest behavior of lonely people, followed by chatting over the phone and posting photos."

The modern world bites the Thais too. Seniors, over 60, reported feeling the least lonely.

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Post by saint » May 13, 2019, 5:59 am

Big difference between being alone and feeling lonely ! Loneliness is a frame of mind , nothing more .
Said it before , and ill say it again , Social media is a cancer on society as we know it . Feel sorry for the youngsters of today .It will come to the stage where people will forget how to communicate face to face .

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Re: Survey: many Thais feel lonely

Post by anefarious1 » May 13, 2019, 11:02 am

@ Saint: Totally agree. It's true from a social standpoint, but also an economic standpoint. Think of all the loss of productivity due to all the wasted hours on Facebook. The internet was supposed to be a tool, not a digital ghetto. Governments around the world should tax the hell out of social media or just ban it altogether.

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Re: Survey: many Thais feel lonely

Post by Old Grumpy » May 13, 2019, 1:29 pm

saint wrote:
May 13, 2019, 5:59 am
Big difference between being alone and feeling lonely ! Loneliness is a frame of mind , nothing more .
Said it before , and ill say it again , Social media is a cancer on society as we know it . Feel sorry for the youngsters of today .It will come to the stage where people will forget how to communicate face to face .
For myself I enjoy the tranquility of being alone, never have any troubled feelings about being on my own. Always been like that throughout my life, even choosing sports such as cycling where its up to you, never dependent on others , not part of a team and the older I get the more the more pronounced this trend becomes .Some might say that's unsociable, maybe it is , maybe not, but that's the way I am , doubt I will change now.

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Re: Survey: many Thais feel lonely

Post by tamada » May 14, 2019, 11:16 am

@saint: The perils of having thousands of online friends and thousands of online followers has come home to roost. But it's not just the youngsters. The rot started way back when FB first went postal on society.

My (only) favorite bar in Pattaya has a group on LINE for the regulars and there's always a bit of banter and photo sharing going on since most of the two-dozen members live and work elsewhere. One of the members is on his annual Thailand visit and I commented on the LINE group that I hadn't seen or heard any contributions from him. He subsequently messaged me on WhatsApp telling me to check out his FB page to see what he's been up to. Serious W T F there, no?

@anefarious1: The 'digital ghetto'. Spot on!

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Re: Survey: many Thais feel lonely

Post by Barney » May 14, 2019, 11:38 am

At the rate the kids are filling in and selling off the family farm to get quick money to move away from the rice paddies around UT it’s no wonder they may be lonely. It’s a different world urban to rural. Some won’t cope and turn to social media to communicate. Same as the rest of us.


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Re: Survey: many Thais feel lonely

Post by saint » May 14, 2019, 1:34 pm

Old Grumpy wrote:
May 13, 2019, 1:29 pm
saint wrote:
May 13, 2019, 5:59 am
Big difference between being alone and feeling lonely ! Loneliness is a frame of mind , nothing more .
Said it before , and ill say it again , Social media is a cancer on society as we know it . Feel sorry for the youngsters of today .It will come to the stage where people will forget how to communicate face to face .
For myself I enjoy the tranquility of being alone, never have any troubled feelings about being on my own. Always been like that throughout my life, even choosing sports such as cycling where its up to you, never dependent on others , not part of a team and the older I get the more the more pronounced this trend becomes .Some might say that's unsociable, maybe it is , maybe not, but that's the way I am , doubt I will change now.
If your happy being you , and your not hurting others , then thats fine . Keeping yourself to yourself , doesnt make you a bad person .
Before i got remarried i spent loads of time on my own , kinda liked it too .
My one and only friend kept telling me its unhealthy , and i should get out and about and try and meet someone .
Yea right , ill get right on that i thought .Meet some old biffa , divorced loads of times and more emotional baggage than you can shake a stick at . Sounds a great idea , not .
Guess what , that same friend is now in exactly the same position i was then , and hes happy being on his own .
Strange old world ah .

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Post by yartims » May 14, 2019, 7:59 pm

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