In other news, Tuesday March 4th is going to be a busy day.
New GTA V DLC.
Episode 2 of TWD Season 2 launches.
And I'm probably going to get South Park: Stick of Truth
I'm sure that day will be a good story to tell your kids.
If I'm going to tell my kids anything, it would be to never stop doing things you like, no matter what people say (unless it's against the law, of course ). If you want to go out, dance, do drugs, f*ck strangers, by all means, go for it. If you want to play videogames with likeminded people, don't let anyone stop you either.
Let me know how that works out for.
I get the feeling that you're dead-set on your way and aren't really interested in how my life is "working out" for me, but I'll answer your question anyway.
I can tell you that when I did go out, those were a couple of the worst experiences of my life. I couldn't stand the shallowness of judging each other solely on non-verbal communication and had to run out of those places because they made me feel trapped every time. I figured if my goal was to have a good time, I should be looking for other activities. If my goal was to meet people to hang out with, it would be kind of pointless to look for them in a place that I hate.
My current M.O. is to do whatever I feel like, and as long as there are things to do around me that I greatly enjoy doing, things are working out pretty sweet. I'm not a social person, I don't like small-talk, it actually drains me mentally. I'm sure there's a point to it, but it seems like I'm not getting the satisfaction out of it that some people do. Some people re-charge by socializing and some re-charge by having a moment for themselves. I'm the latter.
If the internet gives me the opportunity to socialize with people (and actually talk about things that interest me), but still be able to retreat whenever I feel the need, then I'm not going to feel bad about utilizing that to the fullest.
There are different kinds of people Jedi, live & let live.
If you're developing different interests and are finding activities that are greatly rewarding to you, by all means, pursue them. If you think a friend is in a bad place and those same activities might pick him/her up the same way they did you, then there's no harm in suggesting them to that person, to see if that's what they need.
But I don't see the point in imposing those interests on other people when they feel that their life is fine as-is. Everyone has their own goals and naturally their own definition of success. So many people have been messed up because others told them what to do, what to say, what to think, what to be. There's already enough of that in the world, we don't need it here, don't you agree?