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Life Reimagined by Richard J. Leider

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Chapter 5Connect––Who’s There for You?

Throughout life, community is important. In this new phase of life creating a sense of community is essential. It’s the expression of connection.

It’s so self-evident that most of the time we take it for granted: humans are social animals. It’s in our DNA—literally. We’ve survived and evolved because of our innate capacity and need to connect with our fellow human beings. We’re not meant to live solitary lives. Talking, listening, touching, and relating are hardwired into what it means to be human. Connecting creates a sense of well-being for all of us in every phase of life. We need to depend on one another for all kinds of things, from specific lessons that teach us how to do something better to more general ...

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