“Of all the things that wisdom provides to help one live one’s entire life in happiness, the greatest so far is friendship.”
–Epicurus, ancient Greek philosopher

Today, with social media becoming all-consuming, we are more connected than we have ever been, in a virtual sense; but in reality, studies have revealed that many people still feel alone. All the more reason to make an effort to increase real-world connections. As well as forging strong bonds with those we are especially fond of, it’s important to build “bridging connections” to unite different groups within a community.

Doing so demonstrates a commitment to the notion that we’re all in this together, and that the common good is important for a good life.