You feel lonely in a crowd, even when you’re part of the action, yes?
This is often because the person you’re being is a persona you hope they’ll accept and include.
But this persona isn’t you. You feel truly connected when others see who you are and want to accept and include that person.
They won’t be allowed to even see who you truly are until you love and respect yourself enough to be seen.
The best news is when you truly love and respect yourself, you won’t be as bothered if they don’t accept and include you, because you know you’re lovable and worthy of respect.
Someone who feels at home in their own skin draws others to them. Those who find authenticity attractive. Those are your people.