Why Human Connection is Essential to Our Health

“In the age of social media, it’s possible to feel deeply connected to people who we don’t even know in real life. From online influencers to old high school friends, social media allows us to get ‘inside’ these people’s everyday lives: what they eat for breakfast, where they vacation, when they get a promotion at work. My own followers on Instagram tell me this a lot, but it makes me wonder if it’s possible to nurture our innate need for connection via a screen thanks to the boost of feel-good neurochemicals we receive after a comment, a like or another form of digital interaction.”


Sah D'Simone