A recent study showed that 47% of American adults identified themselves as being lonely, that they didn't have daily meaningful interactions with another person face-to-face. That is double what it was 10 years ago. This 'epidemic' has reached a point where individuals are beginning to experiencing health difficulties from that loneliness. In fact, studies have shown that a person who is lonely has a 26% increased risk of mortality - on the order of smoking, or obesity. What happened? What can be done about it? What are our obligations to one another? How can we be a help in solving the loneliness epidemic?