wander.

kodokushi


a "lonely death"

that there is a word

for it in japanese

kodokushi

is heartbreaking

it's a very specific kind of death

death from alienation

death delivered in isolation

and it's occurring with greater frequency

countless words have been written

about our lack of connection

in an over-connected world

it's almost boring to speak about

yet so many of us feel the lack of

real

physical

personal

dependable

connection

and now many of us are dying from that lack

kodokushi...

that word should not exist

no one should die a lonely death


musings inspired by "Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese" by Amos Zeeberg via Nautilus


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