肥胖 滥用药品 酗酒 这都是让你们英年早逝
Obesity, drugs, and alcohol abuse are routinely named
as the fastest and surest ways to an
and burning are also reasons our lives are cut short.
But what is the one other major factor
determining what age you will die at?
One factor that trumps all of these? Well,
have you ever felt so alone that youcould die?
Have you ever felt desperately in need of somebody to share your life?
Well if so, you ’ re in the vast majority,
as humans need, above and beyond everything else,
other humans in order to have a happy and healthy life.
In today ’ s episode of The Infographics Show,
we answer the very tragic question, Can You
Die of Loneliness?
Recent studies claimed
that moderately drinking alcohol is not a death sentence, and that overeating,
might not be the end of the world, but the largest factor
relating to an early death was, according to these studies,
in fact, loneliness.
For the last ten years,
researchers have been looking deeply into the health implications
of loneliness and social isolation,
and the data is conclusive in that lonely people die
不管他们是否吸烟 喝酒 锻炼
earlier than non-lonely people, whether theysmoke, drink, exercise or not.
Brigham Young University found
that social isolation increases risk of death by up to 30%,
while other studies place the risk ashigh as 60%. Psychologically,
孤独一般伴随着抑郁症 焦虑 药物滥用 精神分裂症
loneliness is linked to depression,anxiety, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and
It is safe to say that not all lonely people are depressed or suicidal,
but it is also
realistic to observe that
of those who are suffering from psychological problems, that
loneliness is part of the problem.
Loneliness can have practical and circumstantial effects that
might lead to one ’ s demise.
A lonely person may have a disease that
would ordinarily be recognized if he or she were
amongst a group of caring people.
Or maybe a sudden health event
像心脏病 中风等突发事件就不会发现 没有人
like a heart attack or a stroke may go unchecked, and nobody
is there to rush the patient to a hospital.
Is this death caused by loneliness,
or death caused by a symptom of loneliness? Well,
that’s a good question. Generally,
good health and hygiene tend to
be overlooked when one is living alone, advancing
in age, and,
prone to forgetting to take their pills, elderly people may simply slide in
deathly decline without realizing it.
Then factor in the chances of the house setting
on fire and nobody being there to warn you.
We survive better, statistically, when wehave people around us.
On a practical level,
we have a better chance of surviving in groups, and that is why we
are biologically predisposed to live as groupanimals.
Although we do have a carnivore ’ s solitary hunter instinct,
we are still largely bovine
and herbivorous in our social behavior.
John Cacioppo, a social neuroscientist at the University of Chicago,
once said, “ For
a social species,
to be on the edge of the social perimeter is to be in a dangerous position,
the brain goes into a self-preservation state that brings
with it a lot of unwanted effects. ”
So according to science,
是的 孤独是一个实在的威胁 如果你陷入
yes loneliness is a very real threat, and it can kill you if
you slip into a solitary world.
The type of relationship we have is of equal importance to
whether we have social relationships
It ’ s not so much
about how many people we socialize with but the sense of connection
we feel with those people.
And relationships with the wrong types of people can lead to an early death.
We are statistically more likely to be murdered
by somebody we know, and so called enabling
relationships such as co-dependent drug dependent
relationships are worse for the individuals
than had they not been together at all.
Some people who have been subjected
to abusive relationships in childhood are hardwired to
seek solitude as for them,
that was the coping strategy that kept them safe.
It is important that they break this way of thinking,
as it will ultimately lead to them
having a longer, healthier life.
But what about those who simply prefer isolation?
Those who are more comfortable and content being by themselves,
who value solitude, and
feel awkward in social settings? Monks,
holy men, Sages, Sadhus,
all these figures throughout history have been known
to acquire knowledge and wisdom through isolation,and why not?
Having our social minds constantly set to “
on ” doesn ’ t give a chance for us to
rest and replenish, so there is an argumentfor temporary isolation.
Solitude does help productivity and self-discovery,
it also encourages deep thinking, and it helps
people work through problems more effectively.
This is why great scientists like Einstein,
artists such as Van Gogh, and religious leaders
宗教领袖 花了很多时间自己解决问题 最终
such as Buddha, spent a lot of time working out problems by themselves. Ultimately,
although it depends on the individual,
sociability and interaction with other humans
is fundamental to living a longer, fullerlife.
And yes, loneliness can kill, you can die of it,
and what ’ s more, it is perhaps the
最大的杀手 所以 你喜欢孤独吗？或者你觉得孤独会杀了你？
world’s biggest killer. So, do you enjoy being alone? Or do you feel like loneliness is killingyou?
欢迎在评论中表达你的看法 当然 还一定要看看 我们的另一个视频叫做什么是地球上 最致命的物质
Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video called What is the Deadliest Substance on Earth?!
Thanks for watching, and,
最后还是不要忘记点喜欢 分享 和订阅哦
as always, don ’ t forget to like, share, and subscribe.
See you next time!
肥胖 滥用药品 酗酒 这都是让你们英年早逝