America is Sick, and Not Just From COVID. Can We Heal and Fix It?

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In our world today, fame is in. Power, influence, popularity, and prestige are hot.

Depth of character, kindness, legit likability (which we often confuse with popularity, though alas, these are not one and the same), a sense of authentic and sustained interest in others, and genuine interpersonal connection and community? Not so much.

We’ve come to think that status and much attention towards the carefully crafted brand images we’ve created of ourselves, that this will make us happy. All while the sear of loneliness felt throughout our country is surging.

Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author.

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