The answer, in a word, is yes. At least, that’s what we can glean from his Twitter feed.
The actor and singer’s latest spate of tweets suggests he may just be sick of life in general and wants to rid himself of the bad luck that seems to follow him around. As he put it, “I’m going to end this charade and admit that I’m actually sad and bored. It’s like a cry for help.”
Whether he really is or just wants to be perceived that way is unclear, but the 33-year-old’s Twitter feed shows a sad, bored man in need of some attention. Is it too much to hope he realises what a dangerous place isolation can be and seeks some help?
The Many Hues Of Isolation
Some people are blessed with good fortune and live a joyous life never feeling lonely or wanting for companionship. For others, circumstances and bad luck conspire to ensure they’re constantly surrounded by people but feel increasingly detached from those around them. A few fall somewhere in between, unsure of how they should feel or cope with these strange emotions.
Whatever the colour of isolation, it’s clear that being cut off from the outside world can take its toll on a person. For those who feel trapped, longing for escape and desperately wanting to return to a simpler time, a cry for help may just be what they need to bring them some sense of relief and a fresh start. For those who feel content in their solitude, these emotions can be dangerous and lead them to make poor choices. To prevent this, the concerned parties must ensure they’re aware of the risks associated with isolation and keep an eye on those who seem most at risk of being influenced or pushed too far by their feelings.
The Impact Of Social Media On Relationships
Since its invention, social media has irrevocably changed the way we interact and get to know each other. In one fell swoop, we’ve gone from being restricted to meeting people in person to having access to a global pool of potential friends and more importantly, connections. For better or worse, as they say, these connections may be more important to us in our lives than actually meeting face to face.
With our personal devices constantly by our sides, we’re never truly alone and can keep our social links open through messages and video calls. Even when we’re not actively using these services, our phones are always on our side, ready to serve as a source of connection in times of need.
On the other hand, meeting people in real life is certainly not a thing of the past. Despite the conveniences of technology, nothing can replace the value of a genuine, unplugged conversation with a fellow human being.
Why Isolation Is So Dangerous?
Among the many dangers associated with isolation, physical and mental health issues are arguably the most prominent. With no one to talk to or interact with, a person becomes more vulnerable to diseases and infections, especially if they’re already susceptible due to age or illness. This can put them at risk of complications from pneumonia through to heart disease.
In addition to this, people who feel isolated often end up feeling a deep sense of shame and regret, leading them to take poor choices in life. Regretful and depressed individuals are more likely to turn to alcohol or drugs as ways to self-medicate their pain. If they’re not careful, this can further damage their health.
Whether you choose to help or not, Pattinson seems more than willing to accept assistance. Whether he ends up accepting a friend’s offer of a drink or decides to reach out for help from a professional remains to be seen, but at least he’s put his feelings out into the open and we can all watch and wait with bated breath to see what happens.