Vulnerable and Lonely

four person holding each others waist at daytime

“Our report suggests that 36% of all Americans—including 61% of young adults
and 51% of mothers with young children—feel ‘serious loneliness.’ Not
surprisingly, loneliness appears to have increased substantially since the
outbreak of the global pandemic” (“Loneliness in America: How the Pandemic
Has Deepened an Epidemic of Loneliness and What We Can Do about It,”
Making Caring Common Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
February 2021, Two
of the three recommendations from the article involve intentional commitment to
community: “We need to begin reimagining and reweaving our social
relationships in health care, schools, and many other institutions. … [We need] to
restore our commitments to each other and the common good to renew a
founding promise of this country: that we have commitments to ourselves, but we
also have vital commitments to each other, including to those who are