I’m sitting here in New broadcasting house in the middle of London. would you say something that this is an isolated place not at all. isolated means far away from other places and people does that mean
then do you think that you can’t be lonely. here with all these people around and all these things to do a question can you be lonely in a crowd. yes of course I think you can be because being lonely isn’t
about physical isolation. I think you can be lonely anyway if you feel that you’re disconnected from the world around you. if you feel that no one understands you if you are living happily in isolation in the
Scottish Highlands. for example, I’m sure you could feel if you came here to London. loneliness is today’s topic. In the Scottish Highlands, for example, I’m sure you could feel lonely if you came here to London Lumiere. this is today’s topic the BBC has just completed a big survey about it which we will learn more about shortly.
but first, of course, a question where is the most isolated inhabited place on the planet, by which I mean the place farthest away from anywhere else with the fewest people. that think that is it a McMurdo Station in Antarctica be Siwa Oasis in Egypt Westin desert. what is it see the island of Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic? how do you think so I’ve got absolutely no idea.
so this is just a guess. I think it’s the one in Antarctica. I’m going to go with that will have the onset later on in the program. loneliness is seen as a big problem for the mental health of the population. so much so that the British
the government has a minister for loneliness but which age group suffers. most from loneliness here is a BBC report about the research there is a common stereotype that lives in affects only the old in the isolated.
it does this experiment also shows is that loneliness is felt throughout life. people aged between 16 and 24 experience loneliness more often and more intensely than any other age group. so according to the research Sam which section of society is most affected by loneliness. I was surprised by that because like many I would have guessed that it was older people stereotype. the stereotype is nothing to do with stereo music but it’s the noun. we used to describe a very simple and basic Judgment of someone and the character and personality based on the age nationality profession and so on.
so a stereotype of British people is that we can’t cook. we have bad teeth with very reserved. I never say what we mean. I don’t know what you made my cooking is wonderful. son and The Stereotype