Your Village

Did you know that the world is becoming increasingly urban? For the first time in our history, more than 50% of the worlds population lives in cities. There are many benefits to living in a city, however, it is important to remember there are also benefits to living in a small village or community. Living in a village or small community promotes repeated face to face contact and connection with others. If you live in an urban setting, how can you create your own village?

Here is a link about The Village Effect as described by Susan Pinker:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2014/10/14/351254666/forget-facebook-abandon-instagram-move-to-a-village

And a Ted Talk by Susan Pinker about living longer because of your social life:


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