Here’s a blog post from “One Green Generation” about community building that offers a specific suggestion: Say Hello To 5 Strangers Today. I’ve pasted part of the post and a few of the comments here. The consistent point, as you’ll see, is that we have lost a sense of community that used to exist as a part of daily life. I agree that we can make a difference by changing how we behave in small ways (I’ve been experimenting, and will write about that soon), and there are regional and national variations to take into account. New Englanders seem very cold to people from the south. In my own neighborhood, the challenge is not to say hello to strangers but to get to know the people next door a little better! Here’s the post:
Because in the last several decades we have grown cold and disparate as a culture.