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Sting's “Fragile” Lyrics Meaning - Song Meanings and Facts

Words from Sting’s “Fragile” song. Photo: Song Meanings and Facts

The Inspiration and Hopeful Words of Dr. Vivek Murthy on Loneliness and Connection and to Value What is Valuable, Precious and Priceless

A must-listen for all the young people, the parents helping their children to climb the ladder of life, the grandparents and the elderly who are facing the epidemic of loneliness on a daily basis, indeed, everyone, regardless of their age or who they are and what they do.

Photo by Samuel Corum. The US surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, speaks during the daily White House briefing

US surgeon general, Dr Vivek Murthy. Photo Via The Guardian

‘In a public advisory, written back in the summer, Dr Vivek Murthy warned of a growing ‘epidemic of loneliness and isolation’, which he believes is not just destined to affect the physical and mental health of individuals but could end up being detrimental to democracy itself.

‘The nation’s doctor’ speaks to Jonathan Freedland about why some bad faith actors are choosing to manipulate this problem and how political leaders on all sides can address it before it gets worse.’

Listen to the podcast: US surgeon general on why loneliness threatens democracy – podcast

The loneliness epidemic: In this age of the so-called ‘Social Media’ We're more ‘connected’ than ever - but why are we so alone, so lonely, friendless and isolated?

It’s time to rethink what loneliness is, what it means and what it entails

The loneliness epidemic: We're more connected than ever - but are we  feeling more alone? | The Independent | The Independent

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How to Bear Your Loneliness: Grounding Wisdom from the Great Wise Teachers I have Learned in My Life Journey. 

N.B. I am delighted and indeed honoured and proud that the GCGI has, since its inception, all those years ago, been at the forefront of activities to highlight the rise in the loneliness epidemic and to champion the values and teachings that may empower and enable us to build a better life of hope, beauty, joy, laughter and happiness, via the implementation of our cherished values:

The Values of the GCGI which we hold very dearly

                              We value caring and kindness                                 

We value passion and positive energy

We value service and volunteerism

We value simplicity and humility

We value trust, openness, and transparency

We value values-led education

We value harmony with nature

We value non-violent conflict resolution

We value interfaith, inter-civilisational and intergenerational dialogue

We value teamwork and collaboration

We value challenge and excellence

We value fun and play

We value curiosity and innovation

We value health and wellbeing

We value a sense of adventure

We value people, communities and cultures

We value friendship, cooperation and responsibility.

A pick from our GCGI archive

Life Lessons I've Learned in a World of Conflicting Ideas and Aspirations.

Has loneliness become the new normal?

Why 400 physicians and surgeons are committing suicide in the US every year?

Loneliness in Modern Britain

Eruption of anxiety, depression and suicide in Britain

Does modern economics makes us unhappy?

The blight on the consciousness of the world: Why are so many youth and students killing and harming themselves?

A Plea to address Global Youth Depression

Who Am I in this Market-Based and Money-Driven World?

In Search of Meaning in Life: Happiness Revealed

What Can I teach my students in the age of Selfie, Isolation, Virtual friendship and loneliness?

An Open Letter to University Leaders: Students’ Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Must Be Our Priority

Good on you Ms. Essena O'Neill: Social media 'is not real life'

It’s All in The Mind: Focus on Mental Health

Why Happiness Should be Taught at Our Universities

My Economics and Business Educators’ Oath: My Promise to My Students

Neoliberalism and Democracy

What if Universities Taught KINDNESS?

Wouldn’t the world be a better place with a bit more kindness? Harnessing the Economics of Kindness 

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Be kind to one another: Kindness Will Set You Free

Photo: Joshua Clay on Unsplash 

Life Lessons I've Learned in a World of Conflicting Ideas and Aspirations.

These are the times when we desperately need inspiring and healing words of wisdom, hope and beauty.

A Gift from our GCGI archive to help set us free from chaos and despair, so that we may achieve inner peace and spiritual calm, a more generous and rewarding imagination, inspiring and empowering us to take action in the interest of the common good. 

Journey to Healing: Let Me Know What is Essential

A Happier and a more Fulfilling and Rewarding Life is Possible

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