This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place. I’m Jeff Klein.

Are you all alone?

Researchers have said that the majority of Americans experience “crowded loneliness.” We are continually exposed to people, but have no meaningful connection with them. We’re surrounded, hardly ever alone, and yet, isolated.

We stop at the crowded coffee shop and commute to work on a packed train, but our ipods are in our ears.

We grocery shop or exercise or spend the day in and out of meetings and lunches, without so much as a glance up.

At the end of our day, we’ll stand with the other parents at our kids’ soccer game. But we’re really watching the game. Who are we fooling?

Do we even see the people around us? Are we really paying attention? How can we expect to have real relationships and discover any connectedness at all if none of us really notice each other?

Our crowded loneliness is toxic.

But we can be the antidote.

Notice others. Your look in their direction is good medicine.

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YOU can be good medicine!

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Pamela Klein
On Q Editor

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