Category: Are humans social animals?
Society needs its solitaries
Without loners the world would be a lot worse off.
Humans are social – but they can be solitary too
It’s not ‘unnatural’ to be a loner.
‘Humans are a social species’ – but what do we mean by ‘social’ exactly?
We ought to examine our understanding of human sociality to account for the not-very-sociable amongst us.
‘Covid over? But I liked social distancing!’
Not everyone’s in a hurry to get back to normal. On how the pandemic may have led some people to reassess their social lives – and found it wanting.
I don’t have any friends – and I’m ok with that (yes, really)
We’re told that EVERYONE needs friends. Humans are social animals, after all. But what about those who like being loners? Is there something wrong with us, or is it society’s understanding of human nature that needs to change?