Is it possible to find genuine comfort and validation on social media?

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Social media can be a good source of meeting people, but it can never replace real life. Illustration photo by Getty Images
Social media can be a good source of meeting people, but it can never replace real life. Illustration photo by Getty Images

Board public transport, go out for a meal, or simply take a stroll down the street and it's normal to be surrounded by people who are glued to screens or plugged into headphones.

As much as we might yearn to go back to the smartphone-free days, they're here to stay, so it's crucial that we keep our relationships with our devices healthy to protect our relationships with others.

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