This week’s #WisdomWednesday features Dr. Vivek Murthy during the 2019 Festival of Faiths, where he addressed the public health crisis of loneliness and how it causes high stress in a state of hyper-vigilance. He reminds us that as society becomes more independent and individual, it is important to check on each other for the sake of everyone’s wellbeing, including ourselves.
“Whether it’s in the workplace or whether it’s in schools, whether it’s in society more broadly where people are feeling increasingly separated and distanced from other people, that disconnection affects our ability to function together as a society,” he says.