Coordinators: Aleksandra Aleksic and Aleksandra Bulatovic
People often believe that happiness is being well-loved, experiencing intimacy, belonging and social connections. Loneliness is a condition in which a person feels they are insufficiently connected with others, which causes unhappiness or sadness. It is possible to be surrounded by a large number of people, but still feel isolated.
Some of the questions filocafe covered were:
What is loneliness and how to measure it?
In what way does our surrounding directly affect our individual feeling of loneliness, and in which way is that feeling culturally predetermined?
How loneliness affects personality?
How to approach “managing” loneliness – how to cultivate loneliness?