In the book Lost Connections by Johann Hari he explains what depression is and presents new perspectives on this subject. Among several interesting views he talks about individualism and our modern lives.
But I dare to say that in real life meetings are more comforting, after all, it is the shared silence in between that truly connects you to another human being. Being present in the moment, sharing the time and space.
In Scandinavia, we tend to be quite introvert when it comes to making new connections. For some reason, we are not so skilled in unbiased networking and spontaneous gatherings. Maybe it’s the climate. Anyhow, we are in power to change that.
Even though you have your morals and beliefs, do not let these rules determine how you see the world. Invite new ideas and perspectives to your path of growth so that you are continuously learning something new all the time.