intro’d to Susan here:
Steven Kotler (@steven_kotler) tweeted at 6:45 AM – 23 Jan 2018 :
Here is some deep science on how to postpone our life exit as long as possible. Pro-tip? Human connection may be more important than exercise. https://t.co/dtdBQjCzWi (http://twitter.com/steven_kotler/status/955798554794217477?s=17)
women live 8 ish yrs longer than men everywhere except.. The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America.
social isolation is the public health risk of our time
they’re always surrounded.. people are always there or dropping by.. they are never left to live solitary lives..
top predictors of staying alive: close relationships and social integration (how much you interact w people as you move thru your day)
face to face contact provide stunning benefits
i call this building your village.. and building/sustaining it is a matter of life/death
a means to help us find out tribe/village.. locally.. everyday
brother is Steven Pinker
Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. She is a former weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, and has also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Times of London. Her first book, The Sexual Paradox, was awarded the William James Book Award in 2010 and was published in 17 countries. Her recent book, The Village Effect was a Canadian bestseller and an Apple 2014 nonfiction best pick. Her work has been featured in The Economist, The Financial Times, and Der Spiegel.