Loneliness is a plague afflicting not only the aging and bereaved, and single people.
Loneliness is a cultural epidemic where people living under the same roof fail to connect.
Lack of communication skills disconnects.
Unresolved trauma causes dissociation, which disconnects even where there are communication skills.
Disembodied living and a reluctance to touch one another leads to disconnect and loneliness.
You don’t have to turn the Internet off to experience loneliness. It is enough if you pay attention to your own heart and body.