I have a hard time watching people eat alone.
Which is strange, because I often crave a moment by myself and offline, and lunch-time arrives just about when I need a little humanity break each day.
Not that everyone who eats alone is lonely, but for many people, loneliness is a pervasive feeling and a potentially dangerous precursor to bad health and worse.
Loneliness is not a 'PR problem,' but for brands and organizations looking for ways to meaningfully connect with people, it might be an area worth exploring?
Just a thought. I'm off to lunch. Thanks Adrian Monck for posting the original article.
Loneliness, which Emily Dickinson described as “the Horror not to be surveyed,” is a quiet devastation. But in Britain, it is increasingly being viewed as something more: a serious public health issue deserving of public funds and national attention.