This Loner Culture book has a treasure trove of things to do when alone and/or isolated. With the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the need to regulate your social activity is being taken more seriously.
Welcome to the The Loner Culture. It's quietly become an important part of our lives.
The definition of 'loner' has evolved. The more passive 'loner' is no longer the same as the more aggressive 'Lone Wolf' and the potentially more extreme 'Incel'. An 'Incel' is portrayed in the movie "The Joker."
Even though the 'Lone Wolf' can be more aggressive than the standard run-of-the mill 'Loner', most Lone Wolves are good folks. Militaries are good places to find folks who consider themselves Lone Wolves, and the survivalist mentality can be strong with them. Lone Wolves typically aren't the more domesticated loner who prefers the peace and quiet of staying at home watching TV or playing video games. The Lone Wolf is more likely to be working out and scaring the crap out of intruders. (See Loner Culture Q & A.)
Unfortunately too many people still don't know the difference between a 'Loner', a 'Lone Wolf' and an 'Incel'. Instead it's easier just to lump all the different types of people who aren't relationship addicts and/or socially obsessed into the antiquated, millenia's old term 'Loner'. (See Loner Culture Q & A.)
There are more single adults in the US than there's ever been. In 2017, the U.S. census reported that unmarried people over the age of 18 were 110.6 million or 45.2 percent of the US adult population! In 1960, 72 percent of American adults were married. But in 2017, 63 percent have never been married! French marriage rates are 45 percent below U.S. figures. In 2004 the marriage rate in France was 4.3 per 1,000 people, compared with 5.1 in the United Kingdom and 7.8 in the United States. [Reference, "The Seattle Times"]
With these staggeringly large numbers, loners have vast buying power. As a political influence, the Loner Culture is just waiting to be fully tapped.
As of 2016, in South Korea there were over 5 million single-person households in the country, that's nearly 28 percent of households! [Reference]
South Korea's "Honjok," or 'Loner Culture' has been an important part of Loner Culture's development. Article 1 & Article 2
Quietly the Loner Culture has become part of many societies. The groundbreaking book "The Joy of Being Alone" can help us understand it better.