“A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley and the article “What is Social Isolation” from beyonddifferences.com both tackle the issue of social isolation in society. In A Brave New World, John the Savage and Bernard Marx talk about their feelings of loneliness in their societies. John is surprised that Bernard feels this way even in what seems like a perfect society. John concludes about their similar feelings that "If one's different, one's bound to be lonely."(145) This reflects on how in society if a person differs from the social norm they will often be marginalized until eventually they get to a point where it affects their mental health. This can lead to feelings of depression and isolation. In the article What is Social Isolation, it says “Social isolation is especially acute among students who are perceived as ‘different’...feeling socially isolated at school negatively affects the mental health…of adolescents.” The messages in these quotes run parallel. Both speak of how those who are different are rejected by society. Although Huxley only alludes to it, the article says directly how isolation can negatively affect people. Both quotes attempt to show how necessary it is for us to accept everyone rather than tease, bully and isolate those who are different.