When we become Strangers

How loneliness leaks into our lives – and what we can do about it
by Tracey Carter

If you take the time to observe, you can’t help but notice all the heads bowed over devices and screens – on public transit … in waiting rooms … along school hallways … in restaurants … and in homes everywhere.
It’s easy to see that we’re becoming more reclusive and isolated as individuals.
But what does that mean for us as a society?
Maggie Hamilton is one of those keen observers. She’s an author and social researcher, with a passion for finding out where our world’s heading – and why. Her latest book, ‘When We Become Strangers’, asks two questions: How does loneliness leaks into our lives? And what can we do about it?
So we sat down for a chat with Maggie to find out …

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