I'm grateful to be married to the Mayor of my town.
It's the opposite of living in anonymity; it's living in community.
Going out anywhere anytime (I usually do my errands on foot) results in greeting people I know and usually getting engaged in a nice conversation or two or three or more.
It's been said that "it takes a village to raise a child." I think it's equally true that it takes a village to raise an adult.
Maybe I'm just a big kid still growing up and recovering from a childhood lived mostly outside of community.