The unbearable loneliness of a privileged life
The unbearable loneliness of a privileged life: The pressure to project a perfect life is so high among the affluent urban Indian women that an admission of loneliness becomes an option fraught with the prospect of scandal...
"“People just aren’t communicating enough,” the marriage counsellor tells me, “despite the fact that they are talking all the time.” In flitting between WhatsApp groups, google circles and Twitter messages, we are probably more vocal than we have ever been before. Except that it is in meaningless conversations. And the pressure to project a perfect life is so high, especially if you are 40-something and otherwise successful, that even confessing to friends about the unbearable loneliness of a privileged existence is an option fraught with the prospect of scandal. There are several possible fixes for this. Maybe it is that Zumba class or a solo backpacking trip. Maybe it is in just admitting to yourself, or to the world, that you are lonely and is someone interested in a chat. I don’t know where the answer lies. However, if you are on Season One of House of Cards, give me a shout."