“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life… It’s not quite love and it’s not quite community; it’s just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it’s four a.m. and no one goes to bed. That night with the guitar. That night we can’t remember. That time we did, we went, we saw, we laughed, we felt. The hats.” Yale Student Marina Keegan aged 22, 2012
It’s been a long time since we explored how young people were ‘quarantine socialising.’ This week’s 52INSIGHTS explores the youth view on, and experience with, socialising and friendships in 2022. What ways are they reconnecting post Covid-19? What elements of socialising and connection are they struggling with? How are they finding new ways to connect?