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See thy neighbour: A story of loneliness

By July 4, 2020 No Comments

Fiona Hyde writes about loneliness, and being unmoored in your own life…

My sister told me recently that she had been reading some research that showed you should buy a house in an area that is “within your means”. If you buy a doer-upper and end up living in an affluent area when you’re on a bang average salary, apparently (according to the shadowy boffins that prop up many a teetering column inch) it can make you feel angry and sad and discontented. Less-than. Always and forever less-than. A dream house that will rot your real mind and maybe even ruin your little less-than life.

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