Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Letter: Our duty to find our sense of community again
0 Comments
AP

Letter: Our duty to find our sense of community again

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the column titled “Richard Kyte: Why finding a ‘third place’ is important to you-and to America" (page A4, Sept. 20).

Annual suicide rates have increased by 24% between 1999 and 2014, and I believe that this is due to the decline of social interaction. I was born in 2003, so I have always been surrounded by technology. I’m a very introverted person, and sometimes I wonder if things would be different if I hadn't been introduced to the world of cellphones and computers at such a young age. Social media, and phones in general, allow people to interact with each other without having an actual conversation. At first, I was okay with interacting like this because it's all that I had ever known.

It is crucial that we all find our “third place,” whether it's joining a club, a church, or throwing a party and inviting all of your neighbors. It is our duty, as a society, to find our sense of community again.

Brooke Thomson, Danville

0 Comments

Catch the latest in Opinion

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Unlike most of you, I am retired and was able to watch the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on TV. I saw the video evidence and heard the testimony. It is clear that CNN and all of their like-minded allies in the media are guilty of distorting the news and promoting a false narrative.

Intelligent, reasonable people can disagree over important issues. These differences do not make them inhuman morons, Nazis fascist commie lovers or any of the many other names resorted to by the name callers of these times.

Our region is making a comeback! Think about how far we’ve come since the loss of Dan River and the decline of tobacco. The rebirth of the River District, the great workforce development efforts at IALR, DCC and Averett, the new YMCA, and recent business start-ups and expansions in the region like Morgan-Olson, Sky Foods and Intertape Polymer are just a few examples of the progress of the last few years.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

News Alert