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‘Rise in single people and private renters’ increasing social fragmentation

The authors of the University Of Manchester study say it has profound implications for mental health provisions

https://www.bigissue.com/culture/news/rise-in-single-people-and-private-renters-increasing-social-fragmentation/

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I have noticed an increase in the number of bar style restaurants where single people can sit facing the chefs instead of taking up a table for 2. It’s almost the standard in Japan, where of course they have many more single people. A sign of the future?

But for mental health issues, I think (and have no factual backing for this) Brits are as likely to suffer depression etc even surrounded by friends and family. 

It’s becoming more acceptable to talk about mental health (and sometimes it seems everyone I know is on antidepressants) but I suppose the underlying issues aren’t being addressed.

 

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To be honest, when you look at everything about life objectively, I think people without depressive tendencies are the ones with the mental health issues.

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1 hour ago, btd1981 said:

To be honest, when you look at everything about life objectively, I think people without depressive tendencies are the ones with the mental health issues.

Lol

lot of truth in that statement 

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Who knew Millinnials (the first wave already towards the end of their 30s) either having a extended adolescence or living/working in little boxes to achieve real adulthood would mount up serious social, emotional, and mental problems nationwide, who'd 'thunk it.

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2 hours ago, btd1981 said:

To be honest, when you look at everything about life objectively, I think people without depressive tendencies are the ones with the mental health issues.

Ever watched the TV program the undateables ? Those guys are often ridiculed by the general public and pigeon holed as "special" with mental health issues.. when i was at school being labeled as special needs meant you were thick. However if you watch that program they are some of the most optimistic people and gain happiness from very simple things and often find happiness just being in the company of another person regardless of looks or perceived success in the hierarchy of life.   

What a thing to look at life as gift to obtain pleasure rather than being force fed the work hard achieve achieve BS from people that did not work very hard and lucked out buying  a cheap house  😄

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Not surprising.   You remove the societal contract (get taught - work hard - get established - teach the next guy) and suddenly there are people stuck in "extended adolescence"

 

Housing is a petri dish for a wider view - we ignore its lessons at our peril

Edited by msi
spelling (he next guy to the next guy)

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5 hours ago, longgone said:

Ever watched the TV program the undateables ? Those guys are often ridiculed by the general public and pigeon holed as "special" with mental health issues.. when i was at school being labeled as special needs meant you were thick. However if you watch that program they are some of the most optimistic people and gain happiness from very simple things and often find happiness just being in the company of another person regardless of looks or perceived success in the hierarchy of life.   

What a thing to look at life as gift to obtain pleasure rather than being force fed the work hard achieve achieve BS from people that did not work very hard and lucked out buying  a cheap house  😄

+1

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5 minutes ago, winkie said:

Society in the early 2000s is nothing like society was in the early 1900s.;)

That is true, but at least in those days people presumably had low expectations and at least the trajectory was positive back then.

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5 hours ago, longgone said:

Ever watched the TV program the undateables ? Those guys are often ridiculed by the general public and pigeon holed as "special" with mental health issues.. when i was at school being labeled as special needs meant you were thick. However if you watch that program they are some of the most optimistic people and gain happiness from very simple things and often find happiness just being in the company of another person regardless of looks or perceived success in the hierarchy of life.   

What a thing to look at life as gift to obtain pleasure rather than being force fed the work hard achieve achieve BS from people that did not work very hard and lucked out buying  a cheap house  😄

Had always been put off that show for fear of it being a bit exploitative. I do envy that outlook though...when I see my dogs they seen so happy, truly living for the here and now.

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9 minutes ago, btd1981 said:

That is true, but at least in those days people presumably had low expectations and at least the trajectory was positive back then.

All in this together, they only judged themselves against the guy not unlike them in the local pub or workplace......today, true or false we can see the whole world and what they are doing, what they have got, how much it cost from a screen in a pocket....enough to make the even best person feel inadequate.;)

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7 minutes ago, btd1981 said:

Had always been put off that show for fear of it being a bit exploitative. I do envy that outlook though...when I see my dogs they seen so happy, truly living for the here and now.

That`s the whole raison D'etre to normal folk i.e dejected depressed and competing with the neighbors and their siblings and their friends, to those people they are laughable jokes, But look how happy they are when they find someone.  

i know which way i would lean to if i had a choice. 

With greater understanding comes greater responsibility. 

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Talking of Japanese, the Western Hikikomori is a phenomenon that will be increasing, mainly because of housing. 

Well done to the last 23 years of 'leadership'. All you've done is the assured creation of mass hermits.

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33 minutes ago, Frugal Git said:

All you've done is the assured creation of mass hermits.

and create people who post on forums

 

oh wait 😳

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16 hours ago, msi said:

 

Housing is a petri dish for a wider view - we ignore its lessons at our peril

Yeah, the looming civil, social, and bureaucratic collapse could bring down the megacorps (if hardly anybody could purchase products or use services).

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On 27/01/2019 at 00:35, bear.getting.old said:

Snowflake research, by snowflakes for snowflakes

Sad but true This is the college that said people should not clap because it was unfair to deaf students! 

 

 

 

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On 26/01/2019 at 10:41, Saving For a Space Ship said:

‘Rise in single people and private renters’ increasing social fragmentation

The authors of the University Of Manchester study say it has profound implications for mental health provisions

https://www.bigissue.com/culture/news/rise-in-single-people-and-private-renters-increasing-social-fragmentation/

Sounds like we need a social fragmentation tax

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On ‎27‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 00:35, bear.getting.old said:

Snowflake research, by snowflakes for snowflakes

Bit flakey mate!

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On 27/01/2019 at 19:35, Frugal Git said:

All you've done is the assured creation of mass hermits.

Social media has done that.  Most young people have no REAL mates they can go for a beer with when they have a bit of poo to deal with most of their "friends" are people they never meet

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