It may indeed be the first time one is away not just from the supportive familiarity of home and family, but away also from friendships that may have been built up over years. For some students leaving home and coming to college involves a number of changes: in lifestyle, work patterns, and degree of independence. The accumulated effects of these can make people feel uncertain of what to do or how to be. Social insecurities can then creep in, even in people who normally feel quite socially adept. So, for some, loneliness is a new and disconcerting experience, while for others it is more
Often times when one is struggling with loneliness their internal perception is that no one likes them, that they are set apart. Now what this does within a person is it causes them to spiritually and emotionally disconnect from people. Many times a person going through this withdraw appears fake, and or cold to the outside world. They often fake reactions to certain situations and it seems over done. Their the person at the party that laughs the loudest and dances longest.
Through a copious amount of literary and visual devices it has been established and reinforced that although an individual may experience deep feelings of sadness and depression caused by loneliness and not being listened to they hold the potential to encounter the experience of joy by creating their own happiness and appreciating the smaller things in
However, perceived isolation allows people to feel loneliness, stressed out, and have mental problems. Perceived isolation will also affect physical health through its impact on mental health. In the article, “Social Disconnectedness, Perceived Isolation, and Health among Older Adults,” Erin York Cornwell explains, “Results indicate that social disconnectedness and perceived isolation are independently associated with lower levels of self-rated physical health. However, the association between disconnectedness and mental health may operate through strong relationship between perceived isolation and mental health.” This shows how in society today people will be mentally impacted and later physical health will partake. Additionally, isolation is dangerous for the brain and causes the body to react awfully.
The fact that this relationship of dependency interrupted, leading to a very serious state of mind of the person who remains in seclusion. There is no longer a bare solitude, there arises the first feeling of disorientation, then meaninglessness and loneliness. Then he can talk about loneliness as a consequence, whose final outcome will depend on when a person will become aware that it can and should fight for its place in the world, which also had prior to the solitude; suddenly appearing forced the point of intersection of life that we had, and she knows how to be sometimes so sudden, we lose all sense of space, time and realistic. But that does not mean that we should solitude under his. On the contrary!
In many cases, isolation has been proven to lead to a higher death rate. In the article called The Dangers of Social Isolation, Traci Watson states that among some of the most socially isolated test subjects there was “a 26% greater risk of dying” (Watson ). This shows us just how big of a difference not being exposed to others and the world around us can be. In The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka shows us that Gregor is slowly dying. This can be seen on both a physical level as he is suffering from starvation because
Nurse activities that promote the activities of self-reflection, hope, and faith in vulnerable persons are associated with an increased sense of well-being (Smith & Liehr, 2014). Others suggested similar strategies to facilitate well-being in caregivers of persons with dementia (Smith & Liehr, 2014). Applications of creative-bonding art activities to promote self-transcendence were used in studies with nursing students and older adults (Chen & Walsh, 2009; Walsh, Chen, Hacker, et al., 2008) and in late-stage Alzheimer’s disease (Walsh, Lamet, Lindgren, et al., 2011). McGee (2000) suggested that recovery in alcoholism involves self-transcendence, facilitated by a nurse-designed environment that supports the 12 steps and 12 traditions of Alcoholics
State of the Science Summary My literature review included studies that analyzed what 'sense of well-being ' meant and what factors effect it. A prevailing theme was that loneliness is a common factor in older adults due to life changes and isolation and that loneliness often leads to depression in these patients. Some of the studies examined how older adults with a healthy sense of well-being have achieved it. Being social and having social support were found to be important factors of a healthy sense of well-being. Some of the studies went on to examine different types of socialization to combat loneliness and improve sense of well-being.
Loneliness can also be experienced, as a temporary state that resolves when life circumstances resolve and chronically, as a trait-like characteristic that results from an interaction between life circumstances and a genetic bias to experience feelings of isolation. Once loneliness is triggered, it generates a defensive form of thinking, a “lonely” social cognition which can make it look like a mountain. Lonely people tend to be more anxious, pessimistic, and fearful of negative evaluation than people who feel good about their social lives, and are therefore more likely to act and relate to others in ways that are anxious, negative, and self-protective, which leads paradoxically to self-defeating behaviours. Researches show that lonely individuals