When we learned about Rana's story and some of the work she was doing, we immediately knew we had to interview her.
Rana has dived deep into the world of genuine connection and authentic through her projects, and has become an expert on the topics. We were fortunate to get the chance to ask her about those areas, and relate it back to students and teens.
See, through the rise of technology and the digital age, genuine connection has become rarer and rarer. Loneliness is more and more prevalent, and it's actually been proven to have the same effect on you as smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
Our small part in trying to solve this epidemic is to help spread Rana's work and knowledge. We talk about connection, authenticity, loneliness and so much more in this packed interview. Watch the interview to get all of her insights :)
Thank you Rana for being open to us interviewing you and sharing your wisdom to the next generation.
We hope you learn as much as we did while making this, and let us know what you think!
Rana Olk is the creator of an ongoing project called "100 Conversations with Strangers" and the founder of The School of Connection. Her mission is to inspire more meaningful and genuine human interactions and to spread more understanding and empathy in our increasingly disconnected and lonely world. She has a new podcast called "The School of Connection" where she highlights the human stories, challenges, and wisdom of others doing inspiring work to make the world a happier and healthier place for all of us.