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LONELIEST Generation? Male Friendship Rates SINK Amidst Faltering Economy: Report

Author and illustrator Aubrey Hirsch breaks down new research showing today’s men have less close friendships than previous generations. #Gender #MentalHealth #Marriage

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  1. I have been listening to this YouTube channel since it started and was very disappointed to see this chosen focus today. These types of focus lack true substance and just feed into the satire of our culture. These are the try to hard to keep viewers type of a story that are pushed on tv show like the view. So disappointed that the the real is going in this direction. Peddling nonsense.

  2. I think the things that men bond over are on the decline. Men bond over task, purpose and competition based activities.
    Sports, building things, getting things done. All of which are trending downwards. My dad and his buddies would get together drink and build a deck. Now young men just hire someone to build a deck, stay inside and play FPS solo. Physical sports are also less attended by younger men. We’re heading into a sad world.

  3. As a man if you need friends you aren’t a man. Having aquatints is great but having friends is something you do as a child. We are not broken women. We are not wired to spew our feelings all over the place! If you as a woman want your partner to tell you how they feel all the time then date a woman!! So sick of hearing women explain how men should want to be!!

  4. Everyone on this panel needs to listen to a few of Chris Williamson pod cast on this very topic. His guest are way more knowledgeable than this guest and definitely does not think it’s so funny.

  5. A realignment:
    The difference between acquaintances and friends. Our experience with online 'friends' us teaching us the difference between the concept of a friend vs an acquaintance. Count your friends a few, acquaintances as many.

  6. video games are definitely opportunity for deep conversations. People who game together talk all the time. I’m actually much more open to my online friends than irl friends. Guest has clearly never seen a meme about it being your friend’s last time logging on a game

  7. I really appreciate this author for shedding light on this issue, even though I don't agree with her conclusion that it's about vulnerability. We all know about the loneliness epidemic, but I had no idea there was a gender difference. Most of the explanations for the loneliness epidemic focus on a similar set of causes, which boil down to Social Media and our disconnected lifestyles. A productive question to ask then is: what is different about men and women that an online/Social Media-based society disproportionately affects men? Maybe it's because the ingredients that strengthen women's relationships are based more on emotional support and verbal interaction, whereas men's friendships are more activity based? Both genders engage in both of those things (I'm not implying women's relationships don't also involve activities), but I think I, and the male friends I know, are less likely to have a friendship based on phone calls, texting, or Facebook threads. Maybe women get more out of those ways of connecting than we do. In fact, the author did address this (the Face-to-Face vs. Shoulder-to-Shoulder thing). I don't think it's about vulnerability. I just think an online, social media world provides fewer shoulder-to-shoulder, activity-based means for us to base our friendships.

  8. Dude all I do is work. It completely drains me, mentally and emotionally. By the time the weekend comes, all I wanna do is lock myself in the house, eat Chinese and play Wordscapes.

    For me, it's that simple. Too. Much. Work. And not enough time or energy for friendships.

  9. Robbie downplays this issue and cites he's lived in liberal cities. America is a huge country and there is a lot more than loberal cities. This is a serious issue in rural America, I can confirm.

  10. Six "close friends" is a lot, I think. Actual close friends take a lot of head space and commitment, which is fine and well worth it, but I think there is some confusion here between "close friends" and just friends or acquaintances. Most of the guys I know are married and have kids. They don't have time for more than maybe one close friend. I'm not dismissing the topic. Just thinking it through. Six sounds like a lot to me.

  11. My natural first reaction listening this woman explain what is like being a man is to ask imagine being a woman having a man explain what is like being a woman and tossing in value judgements on the made me chuckle a bit.

  12. The Left has destroyed the man therefore they have destroyed the family therefore they have destroyed our very civilization. Now we all reap what you've sown in your quest to avenge your self-hate.

  13. I am tired of hearing this 'we teach boys to be tough and hide their emotion' mantra. It is the same decade after decade, and I see boys becoming more feminine with each new Generation. I don't think these analyst have a clue.

  14. i think people, especially women, misdiagnose men and what is actually important to men. All i hear is emotions this, vulnerable that. And while there is value in those things, it's just not what men *need*. That's what *women need*. Men need to build, create, break things, put them back together, pursue a worthy goal and overcome challenges within some sort of brotherhood. They need to be in a space that allows them to rib each other and to build camaraderie through adversity

  15. This lady knows nothing about biology. Men don't need to be more femenine in order to be less depressed. In today's times where it's more acceptable to be a femenine man it's also the time where more suicides are happening. She's just a feminist who wants to destroy masculinity. She wants week men.

  16. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO READ A STUDY – READ – MILLENNIALS THE LONELIEST GENERATION —- THE GEN Z IS RIGHT BEHIND THEM AND WILL PASS THEM TO. THESE GENERATIONS WERE BORN WITH COMPUTERS AND CELL PHONES – THOSE WERE THIER FRIENDS – MY BROTHER AND ME BOTH SAW THE SAME STUDY 2 YEARS AGO. GEN Z IS THE WEAKEST GENERTION WE HAVE EVER HAD. YOU CAN WATCH A LOT OF THEM ONLINE ON YOUTUBE MINDS ARE WEAK , THEY WANT TO BE IN THEIR OWN LITTLE WORLD.

  17. An interesting topic but a completely wrong take. I'm near 60 and have no close male firends. I lost many when I started a family, and the rest when I moved and took a job that although was great for my family it was and is socially terrible for me. But its nice to see the ladies womansplain this to me.

  18. “Vulnerability”, no man wants that. Vulnerability is weakness, weakness is death. At least choose a better word!

    I get your point, your analysis is probably correct…but it’s stated in such a feminine way that it sounds as if it came from a yoga class.

    Again, nothing wrong with yoga, but you have to find people where they are and talk to them in their language.

  19. Great way to isolate your 'subjects' …let the rest begin and everyone just walked on by blindly till it was irreversible 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ PARENTS SHOULD BE EVEN MORE VIGILANT WITH THEIR KIDS NOW ESPECIALLY IN THESE GRUBBY WOKE SCHOOLS ( AND I USE THE WORD SCHOOL VERY RELUCTANTLY)

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