Great article. I feel this way too, but I’ve also identified that for me being “fake” is part of the problem. My connections with people are so exhausting because I’m putting on a show most of the time…being poilte, laughing, smiling, telling stories i’ve told before, listening to small talk that doesn’t interest me, or staying on topics for too long that don’t interest me..etc. I could blame others but that’s the easy way out. What am I doing that continues this type of inauthentic connection? I often wonder what would happen if I was truly myself?