From the Psychology Today Website: Be Neighborly

A friend shared an article from Psychology Today which looks at the epidemic of loneliness and three steps we can take to be less isolated. Step number 3: be neighborly! 

Research points to the value of both “strong ties” and “weak ties” in social relationships and underscores that loose acquaintances, such as neighbors, serve an important role in our overall sense of connection with others. But research shows that we’re neglecting the very relationships that are right under our noses or on the other side of our fences. In a recent survey, a third of Americans said they never interact with their neighbors, while only 20 percent regularly spend time with them. Compare that to the 1970s, when 30 percent reported spending time with their neighbors at least twice a week.
— -Psychology Today

You can find the full article here