Social capital is the resources accessed by individuals and groups within octal structure that facilitate cooperation, collective action, and the maintenance of norms.
Social capital has indicators of high or low interpersonal trust, reciprocal exchanges between citizens, and membership in civic organizations.
Social connections are a great way to reduce stress. The feeling of belonging, within a community, helps individuals reduce their stress levels. Stress has a large negative impact on the health of an individual.
The stress levels of a society can be linked by the type of advantages and disadvantages a society presents. It has been proven that the societies shape patterns of disease over time.
It is important that, as a society, we continue to communicate and discuss the health problems we all face. We all want a high social capital, so we can create a society with better health. This can only be done by maintaining a culture that consists of people helping and communicating with everyone
I was surprised to see that social capital can actually affect the stress levels of a community. I now that people need to belong to a community because we are naturally social creatures.