Lonely teenagers befriend cabbages

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Date: May 4th, 2014

cabbageChina – Lonely teenagers in China who feel life is pointless and who struggle to find friends have taken to befriending the lowly vegetables as the perfect, undemanding companions.

And the sight of them out ‘walking’ the cabbages in a bid to battle loneliness is the latest way of meeting someone new – as cabbage walkers use their weird pets as a way to start up conversations with each other.

“It’s not about finding a boyfriend or girlfriend, just about having someone to talk to and share things with, a statement of youth isolated in the big cities,” said Chinese psychiatrist from Beijing University Wen Chao, 56, about the weird phenomenon.

“The idea is simple – you feel as lonely and as simple as a cabbage, so you begin to act like one and befriend one. And in that acceptance comes change.”  More

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