7Starting from Social Ground Zero

HOW TO GET A LIFE WORTH TALKING ABOUT

I’m going to tell you a very different story about another social isolate who had a much better outcome than poor Leo. Ben’s problem was a matter of sheer ignorance and a lack of social support. You may find yourself in a similar situation of social isolation and feel like you’re at the bottom of a well. While your circumstances are probably not as dire as his (I hope!), this chapter may reveal to you an entirely new area of social behavior exploration.

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Once upon a time, there was a young man named Ben from China who worked in Silicon Valley near San Francisco. He was a computer ...

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