We Vastly Underestimate How Much People Like Us

Matt Mason
3 min readFeb 22, 2024
Photo by Yoav Hornung on Unsplash

There’s an internet meme that goes around every so often with the words “we’d worry less about what people think of us if we realised how rarely they do”. Humans are social creatures. We seek community and togetherness in a range of ways. Forming communities — be it online or in real life — requires that those we perceive as “our people” like us and like being around us.

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Matt Mason

A demisexual childfree Doctor Who nerd who uses Medium for exploring curiosities, for venting, and for the frivolous.