Infectious Isolation

Flush Away Loneliness

  • Sociologist Philip Slater’s book The Pursuit of Loneliness came up with the term “Toilet Assumption”, the incorrect belief that undesirable feelings will disappear if they are ignored.
  • The internet and social media are ways we can withdraw and live in isolation while assuming connection to others.
  • The Loneliness Solution: balance the same amount of time you devote to virtual connection with actual connection – in person, talking on the phone, Zoom and to the extent that safety allows in-person interaction.
  • What makes us content is to hear, see and experience joyful moments.