Deep down, we all know other people's lives aren't as fabulous as they may appear to be on social media. Still, it can be hard to remember this when we're flicking through Instagram Stories, watching people have fun, and subsequently feeling lonely and isolated.
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In cities especially —where the majority of us live today—feelings of loneliness can be compounded by the fact that we're surrounded by millions of people who all seem to be having a great time with one another, while we're at home alone, binge-watching Netflix lonelly it asks us if we're still there.
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But the reality just isn't as exciting as I had hoped.
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They assume everything must be great because I have a good job, my English is improving, and I live in a great city. It sounds amazing from the outside, but it's not really true for me.
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Their happiness and general well-being trigger my loneliness.
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