How To Bond In Your Community

The other day my friends and I came up with ways to bond together through sharing music, videos, and games with each other and our friends. Now I thought, how do I bring my community together? Or the entire nation? Okay, the entire nation is a bit of a stretch. But it does bring up an important point: how connected are we? You might say, “Well, with phones with us 24/7 and our data plans, we’re always connected.” I beg to differ though. For instance, you might have 1000 Facebook friends, but perhaps they are people you just met once or people you needed to talk to such as in college or at work. I also remember once how my teacher asked if the students knew their neighbors, and I think most people, including the teacher and me, didn’t have a close bond with their neighbors. The point he was trying to make was that the Mayans or some other, ancient culture in the Americas had a good relationship with their neighbors in the villages and how life had changed over time.

Then I realized, we may know people who live blocks, cities, or even states or countries away from us, but a lot of us don’t even know our next door neighbors.

 

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What Everyone Ought To Know About Happiness

Every time I watch a TED talk, I usually zone out after a couple minutes, but after the video is finished I realized that it was surprisingly pretty educational, although I prefer Vsauce. A couple days ago, I saw a video that talks about synthetic happiness.

I found it pretty surprising, as I thought someone who would win a lottery would be happier than a paraplegic man after a year, but the level of happiness is the same for both.

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