Joining and participating in one group cuts in half your odds of dying next year.

Every ten minutes of commuting reduces all forms of social capital by 10%

Watching commercial entertainment TV is the only leisure activity where doing more of it is associated with lower social capital.

Attending Club Meetings 58% drop

Family dinners 43% drop

Having friends over 35% drop


community to me is a place and people. if you go to a place often enough and engage with the people there, then you are a part of a community. knowing if it is the right community is something you can only figure out if you are involved in other communities as well. diverse experience of life will help you determine where you should be spending your time. develop an intuition for what feels right by seeing good things happening in communities.