Modern Loneliness, Explained

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This is eerily dystopian. ("We're faking experiences so we can have something to share, so we can feel alive.") It's sort of interesting and also popular but preachy and uses words like distincting. We are not "all obsessed with endless personal promotion." Are we? Still? Follow me on twitter to find out?

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