I meet a lot of teens who express they don’t have any friends, want to make friends but don’t know how to make friends.
Learning how to say hello, and introduce yourself is a skill. But it starts with looking up from your phone, and perhaps most importantly, having the courage to put yourself out there.
It isn’t just teens. As Robert Putman has pointed out, there has been a decline in social capital since the 1950s.
Bowling alone just isn’t as fun as it could be.
Happiness when shared.