Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy
You have a point. On the one side Religious Jews have as much or even more interaction with others through communal prayers in the synagogue three times a day, through learning with a partner, participating in lessons, etc, through large families, extended families, friendly safe neighborhoods, etc.
On the other hand Religious Jews feel responsibility and know they will be held to account on their own merits.
Rabbi, wrote a book "Lonely Man of Faith." I never actually read this work but I heard about it and its title is expressive.
Anecdote: I once overhead two apparently secular Israelis talking to each other.
"Tell me, as a taxi driver, has it ever happened to you that a passenger entered your cab, gave directions, paid the fare, and apart from that did not engage in conversation?"
The other answered:
"Only with Hareidim."