Do Modern People Become Lonelier?
Although Chinese people have gradually becomewealthy more or less due to the reform and opening-up policy，they have oftentimes been troubled bya lack of friends that they can take into theirconfidence. This observation manifests itselfmost vividly in a line cited from the movie.If You Arethe One，that is，“Ido not lack money butfriends”.Ironically，in the cell phone contact list of an average person，the number of cellphone numbers may reach a couple of hundreds.One can not help wondering if modern peoplebecome lonelier than before.Personally，I hold the opinion that modern people do becomelonelier than before.
Firstly，due to the urbanizing process at an unprecedented speed，the society becomes moremobile，for more and more people migrate from one city to another to seekfortune.Nowadays people in cities are consisted of migrate workers from rural areas，collegegraduates in pursuit of their dreams， businessmen across the country and the local. Giventhe fact that people from different regions have different subcultures，people tend to rejectpeople with different backgrounds.Besides，as people are more interested in making money，they are more likely to conflict in interest.No wonder that circle of confidants has shrunkdramatically and the number of people with whom to discuss important matters has spirallyincreased.
Secondly，while people are able to benefit from the advancement of new technologies， theyare likely to depend more upon technologies instead of friends. Communication technologiessuch as the Internet and phones let people stay in contact with other people who are fromremote areas， and spend time on the phone and the Internet communications instead ofdealing with people face to face. Network games have gained their popularity to such anextent that many spend most of their spare time in playing network games and hencetheybecome apathetic to have a good time with friends face to face. That face time seems morelikely to develop friendships.
As a result，the reduced face time would translate into a loose network between friends.Insum，urbanization has reduced the intimacy between human beings and makes them less likelyto make friends than in the past and the advancement of modern technology also makes peoplemore apathetic by reducing face-to-face contact with friends.I hope people can regain theintimacy between friends as before.