We’re recently having a 20 facts about me phenomenon on Instagram, where tagged person should post facts about them and tag another person.
Basically people would tag their closest friends. And when I heard people whining about how they got so much tag from other people, I assume they got really a lot of friends.
There’s people I know who keeps whining about how lonely he is and how the world is abandoning him badly. But in fact, he’s always accompanied by a lot of people, socializing from bistro to bistro, takes a lot of pictures with his friends, people come to him easily, and of course got a lot of 20 facts tags
And there’s me who keeps thinking that I got a lot of friends since I hang out with some people lately and share some good conversation. But in fact, I spend most of my time alone, rarely socializing to bistros, rarely posting filtered pictures with friends, trying so hard to mingle with people, and of course I got no tag.
The conclusion is I’ve been living in delusion. I think I people claimed me as friends but the fact stated that they didn’t.
I am just everybody’s acquaintance.
All this time, I’ve been observing people. How they socialize, and how they make friends.
One thing I know, there’s always one who doesn’t give much effort to socialize but people always come to him/her all the time. While I’m here trying too hard to socialize, sacrificing my introversion, and still being the loneliest person in the room.
And this creates a common social paradox: feeling lonely in the crowd.
— The Cardigans - Been It