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Poll #1100624 Feeling connected, escaping isolation

What makes you feel connected to the world? (check all that apply)

Seeing family
0(0.0%)
Calling family
0(0.0%)
Emailing family and friends
0(0.0%)
Text-messaging friends
0(0.0%)
Being social, dating, etc
0(0.0%)
Posting/reading blogs and Live Journal
0(0.0%)
People you see at work
0(0.0%)
Keeping up on sports
0(0.0%)
Keeping up on current events
0(0.0%)
Keeping up on certain television shows
0(0.0%)
Reading certain books
1(4.0%)
Going to certain bars/clubs
0(0.0%)
Recieving recognition for your work from esteemed sources
0(0.0%)
Building your own family
0(0.0%)
Acquiring degrees/certifications/awards
0(0.0%)

When you feel disconnected from the world, what do you do to feel better? (check all that apply)

Reach out to friends and family
1(4.0%)
Get depressed a bit, but do nothing in particular
0(0.0%)
Start over by moving, quitting, starting something new
0(0.0%)
Shopping
0(0.0%)
Carbo-loading/alcohol consumption/other drugs
0(0.0%)
Distracting oneself with television/reading/other escapes of media
0(0.0%)
Getting angry and taking it out on something/someone safe
0(0.0%)
Exercise, de-stressing activities
0(0.0%)
Find new people to get involved with
0(0.0%)
Write, make music, create art of some sort
0(0.0%)

Is it healthy to want to belong / feel connected to people and the world around you?

Yes
25(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

What do you think is the most healthy way to feel connected to the world?

What do you think is the most healthy way to re-establish connection to the world when you feel disconnected or alone?



Those last two questions might have the same answer, cause they're almost the same. But, basically, I am curious about the difference between ways to be connected, and ways to self-medicate/re-establish lost connection.

I don't know why I'm thinking about this stuff today.

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Totally!! The most connected I've ever felt to the universe was when I was alone and hiking in the mountains!

I came back to planet city with renewed love for everything and everyone on the planet.

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