A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Humans: Social Creatures

One of the worst situations for a human to be in is isolation. It is human nature to be social. Even if it is only a companionable silence. The way that the brain is hard wired makes it dangerous-almost futile- for someone to go so long alone. Short periods alone are alright- everyone needs a little quiet, but after a certain amount of time, our brains will begin to become weird, in the instance that we begin to think “weird.” This can be very dangerous, which is why you should never isolate someone just because you can. A simple interaction could stop someone from going too far down a road that they can’t come back from. After all “I walk the lonely road…and I walk alone” (Greenday).