I attended church this morning, where the minister was saying that in the 1980’s there were 33,000 mental health counselors in the United States and that there are now 1.3 million. He blamed the Internet, which I supposed has become rather trendy since it is common to “friend” someone the requester does not know and perhaps never expects to actually met. Yet I remember a customer in a coffee shop that I worked in in the 1980’s saying with such sadness that everything was aimed at making a buck and that there was no sense of community so clearly the sense of social isolation is not new. I would love to know how many people agree with the minister that the Internet is the primary cause and how many would say that that customer so long before the Internet was in common use had the right idea.
How Much Is The Internet Really To Blame?
16 Sunday Feb 2014