RSCJ Priority: Young People
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Accompany young people in their human, spiritual and intellectual development
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Compassion Games -- Survival of the Kindest

Compassion Games -- Survival of the Kindest | RSCJ Priority: Young People | Scoop.it
Where The Hunger Games are the imagined price of a failed transition to sustainable prosperity, Compassion Games are the authentic reward for successful transition. May kindness be with you in the game of life!

Via Annette Schmeling
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Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? | RSCJ Priority: Young People | Scoop.it
Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever.

Via donhornsby, Annette Schmeling
Annette Schmeling's insight:

Without being intentional, social-media connections are weak, artifical connections. How many friends that you have does not determine the quality of relationships and the intimacy that helps form your identity. Some will argue that the word "relationship" is being cheapened in this age of high connectivity. 

 

This is a critical moment to engage young adults, not to inflate relationships but to add depth, resonance and purpose. Trust, connection and community can be built on social media, but calls us to turn off all of the devices and to spend time truly encountering the Divine in each one of us. 

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:18 PM

(From the article): We know intuitively that loneliness and being alone are not the same thing. Solitude can be lovely. Crowded parties can be agony. We also know, thanks to a growing body of research on the topic, that loneliness is not a matter of external conditions; it is a psychological state. A 2005 analysis of data from a longitudinal study of Dutch twins showed that the tendency toward loneliness has roughly the same genetic component as other psychological problems such as neuroticism or anxiety.