Low social interaction turns out to be a significant health risk
"Equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day
Equivalent to being an alcoholic
More harmful than not exercising
Twice as harmful as obesity"
Not hard to swallow if you believe that we are a supremely and fundamentally social creature, is it?
Compare and contrast the enlightened UK Health Minister who seems to believe that independent agency ("taking responsibility for your own health") is going to solve our various health challenges. More on that anon.