Blackout creates community

The massive blackout in Southern California yesterday helped create community.
No one could watch TV. It was the last day of a heat wave. It was too hot to stay inside.
Neighbors talked to each other in their yards and on their front porches.
They sat on lawns. Enjoyed the cool breeze and watched the stars. Without all the light pollution a lot more stars were visible.
Neighbors checked on each other. Neighbors chatted and reconnected.
So does technology increase our sense of community, or lessen it.
Without technology we seem to naturally connect more with our neighbors that are in physical proximity to us. Internet community is nice, but having community with those you actually live next to is nicer.

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