Socializing to me is like exercise. It's something I do regularly, not because I enjoy it, but because I know it's good for me.
Amen to that reverend! While I don't have any actual proof that it's good for me, I'd like to think it keeps me almost human.. I more than once have felt the obligation to attend a party or whatever, just because I get the feeling that's what you should do, at least once
a year as a student in his early twenties... Instead of sitting alone in the dark watching movies made thirty years before you were born!
Back to the thread topic: I just wanna' give a big 'thank you' to Killer Bees and everybody who put their own personal lives out there in this thread! It was a very interesting read and the timing, for me, was impeccable.
The frequent name dropping in the ramblings below is just because I couldn't figure out how to quote all them people. Sorry about that.
Although I consider my social life only
at the brink of non-excisting (I mean zero..), yesterday I was infact, having rather grim thoughts about existence(no NOT the movie..., that's excellent!) AND for the first time in years I was..crying
, yes you read it right, crying my eyes out thinking "I
am the only one without a social life[Killer Bees], I
am the only one who doesn't like shallow chatting with acquaintances[TheDarkSider], I
am the only one who has chosen not to have any contact with my father because of things he's done to the family[Ash] and finally I
am the only one who's depressed[You know who you are..](Cause of the depression, not usually in the mood to actually post something myself, although I'm a regular visitor and now an even greater fan of this wonderfull place that feels like *dare I say* home).... I was very pleased to come to the conclusion that:
I WAS WRONG!
(Happy - but not in a gloating way of course..)
I digress, back to the topic, again:
My social life... As many posters have described before, I too have only some "acquaintances" i.e from my university program, which I'm in right now, and from my old kung-fu class.. which I actually do meet sometimes(months between such occasions). AND I have a wonderfull girlfriend, since seven years back, who respects my interest in the obscure cinema to the degree that I can enjoy it without too much complaint - sometimes I even get a snicker from her when describing the preposterous plot of my latest cinematic booty! So in that way I am really lucky!(BTM is going to get me now..
)She really is my best friend and the saving grace of this thing called life...
My other(note: only two) real friend, is my brother but he lives half a country away, so I only see him three times a year, tops..
BUT, and this is a big one: Although my girlfriend respects my interests, and I sometimes actually meet some other people.. There is absolutely nobody whom I talk to about some of the stuff that really interests me - like b-movies, movies, video games, comics etc.. I've spent the last three years
in school only engaging in light conversation with my fellow students, who couldn't be more different than me, and besides them I hardly ever meet nobody and never
anyone who really cares about this sort of stuff...
This was/is a big part of the reason for me feeling a bit drained and down. So I guess the point I'm trying to make is, I don't have a social life and even if I had one it wouldn't be with somebody like me..
But thankfully there is such a thing as the internet! So, once again, thanks guys you made my day....!