In 1950 there were just 4 Million Americans living alone. According to the American Community Survey taken in 2010 , Seattle 42%
Yes, roughly 4 out of 10 households are single person homes. Like the song, one is no longer the loneliness number. In Manhattan, New York, where nearly half of all households are made up of just one person. So, they must stand in the middle of a traffic island there.
Men are sadder than women at being alone. They feel waking up alone is hell, going to bed alone is sad and there is nothing worse than being sick by yourself. One guy wrote a book about it after he posted fliers around town that he was lonely, lets talk. It is titled, “Jeff, One Lonely Guy” by Jeff Ragsdale. He has had close to 70,000 responses from people from all over the world and the conversations became like a confessional booth where people unleashed their social problems. According to the US Census, Roughly one out of every seven adults in America lives alone.
So, FDR ran to Campobello an island off the coast of Canada that is also the name of a famous play and film and home to rich people. He had a 34 room cottage set on 3,000 acres of land. They lived there without a telephone or electricity raising 5 children and sailed every day where the tides can swell to about 6 feet higher during high tide. In March 1933 he is known famously to have said, “ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” I wonder if he was also thinking about living on an island too when he said it.