According to the numbers: only 22% of respondents to a questionnaire from the English Foundation said they never felt alone. As a result (and further demonstration) of the value we attribute to live and group relational experiences, this seems to be growing: according to research by Eventbrite, 69% of Millennials believe that taking part in group events is an effective way to feel a stronger connection with other people and their community, and 79% think that doing so with family and friends makes these relationships deeper.
Have fun or feel good? There is no dilemma
Yet, the times of alcohol and perdition seem a long way off. There is, in fact, another trend that might seem like it’s here to ruin the party, a trend in which sport plays a fundamental role: that of living the healthy lifestyle.
Do you already imagine people consumed by the dilemma, "to drink or not drink?" and the most straightforward and brutal translation of the most solemn, "to have fun or not have fun"? Actually, that might not exactly be the case.
Whether you want to believe it or not, it seems that it's the way you understand fun that has to change: we are increasingly trying to be convinced that (grandmother's advice alert!) having fun is not synonymous with drinking, smoking and punishing your body in every possible way.
Yes, it's exactly as you're imagining: impressive numbers of people who come together to do sports, meditate, take yoga lessons, eat healthy, reunited by an enthusiasm for their lifestyle as well as the participants in music festivals who are excited by the passion for their music.
Everyone has their own festival
Festivals are not really for the common appreciation, but there are also unexpectedly accessible festivals.
Today it is a hospitable and original festival, where music accompanies massages and sessions of improvised yoga. It attracts DJs also known to have chosen to abandon the excessive lifestyle and attracts many people who recognize themselves in the motto that stands out on the posters of the event: “I am in charge of how I feel and today I'm choosing happiness".
Wellness changes the music
Some realities suggest that the second has replaced the first one, but the truth is that the two things go more and more often together, so much so that the music itself seems to be influenced by it: compilations designed for training are increasingly successful and even music for relaxation is becoming a mass phenomenon.
What about a future in which we practice yoga on the bus on the way to the office?