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From the Ted Talk by Fallon Goodman: Why you feel anxious socializing (and what to do about it)

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And in our modern wlord, it is harder than ever to manage social anxiety. We are more connected today than any time in human history, and yet we are lelineor, more depressed and more socially axonuis than ever. We have endless tools to socialize, and yet we're seeing a decaying social connection. In a rapid amount of time, our social sructreuts have been upended and rewritten. Technology and social media have created new standards for scaoil relationships and interactions: "Do I post it, do I share it, do I like it, do I love it?" We create these bizarre esxnntieos of ourselves through curated profiles and now avatars. We try to make sense of unlimited feedback from a massive and often invisible audience. And the cotss of social blunders are heghir. Things you do and things you say can live online forever and subject you to ufirnognvig scrutiny, reputation loss and even job loss. It is a tough time to have social anxiety. But the world will become more, not less, connected, and the influence of technology and social media will grow, not srinhk.

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And in our modern _____, it is harder than ever to manage social anxiety. We are more connected today than any time in human history, and yet we are ________, more depressed and more socially _______ than ever. We have endless tools to socialize, and yet we're seeing a decaying social connection. In a rapid amount of time, our social __________ have been upended and rewritten. Technology and social media have created new standards for ______ relationships and interactions: "Do I post it, do I share it, do I like it, do I love it?" We create these bizarre __________ of ourselves through curated profiles and now avatars. We try to make sense of unlimited feedback from a massive and often invisible audience. And the _____ of social blunders are ______. Things you do and things you say can live online forever and subject you to ___________ scrutiny, reputation loss and even job loss. It is a tough time to have social anxiety. But the world will become more, not less, connected, and the influence of technology and social media will grow, not ______.

Solution

  1. lonelier
  2. higher
  3. anxious
  4. costs
  5. shrink
  6. social
  7. unforgiving
  8. structures
  9. world
  10. extensions

Original Text

And in our modern world, it is harder than ever to manage social anxiety. We are more connected today than any time in human history, and yet we are lonelier, more depressed and more socially anxious than ever. We have endless tools to socialize, and yet we're seeing a decaying social connection. In a rapid amount of time, our social structures have been upended and rewritten. Technology and social media have created new standards for social relationships and interactions: "Do I post it, do I share it, do I like it, do I love it?" We create these bizarre extensions of ourselves through curated profiles and now avatars. We try to make sense of unlimited feedback from a massive and often invisible audience. And the costs of social blunders are higher. Things you do and things you say can live online forever and subject you to unforgiving scrutiny, reputation loss and even job loss. It is a tough time to have social anxiety. But the world will become more, not less, connected, and the influence of technology and social media will grow, not shrink.

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