neha gajwani
neha gajwani
author and entrepreneur
 

How Not to Get Eaten By A Cat

A New Book Exploring Social Connection in America

 
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In the last few decades, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, politicians, and psychologists have sounded the alarm that we have a loneliness epidemic in America. I set out to find out if they’re right.

I wanted to know what about this time in America has made us feel a few degrees farther from each other than in the past. I wanted to know what actually happens in our bodies and to our health if we lack a fundamental connection to other human beings. And I wanted to know: can we feel connected in that nostalgic, borrow-sugar-from-your-neighbor way in modern day America? Or can we create a new America, where we can feel like part of a group while prizing technology and living alone?

 
We’re all going to die, all of us. What a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by life’s trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing.
— Mark Manson