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Why am I like this

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posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:05 PM
Yes, why am I like this.

I am 18 years old, and what would you expect an 18 year old boy to do? Party out, see movies, go on a date, watch porn etc..

But, I am not like this. And I am being ridiculed for that. As though I am like this on purpose

Well you see, I dont go out and enjoy at all, I prefer to stay at home and watch tv(only discovery and national geographic channel and no movies). And I have a never ending quest for knowledge, for which I found refuge here in ats, but my friends see me as a weirdo and eccentric and now I am fed up of this. I always think on the logical side and dont enjoy fun things at all. A recent example is what happened in this thread,


And my friends ask me to look at a girl, but I dont have any feelings at all, I think from their side, of how they would emotionally feel and think as though they are my sisters, and that has made me lose some good friends,

And I can proudly say that I have not even watched a single porn in my life, and this is considered as a big sin.

So, can anyone diagnose my problem and help me out.

Any help would be greately appreciated.

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:14 PM
It takes most people a lot of years to gain that perspective,there's certainly nothing wrong with it.

Try to find something new to learn every day of your life,you will be so far ahead of your 'mates' it will be ridiculous.
But find time to chill out,whatever you find enjoyable.
It doesn't have to be anything your friends find 'fun' either.

Some people are just born more mature.

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:17 PM
reply to post by AGENT_T

Yes, you are right, maybe I am a bit childish, but as you mentioned, I know a lot of things that sometime even my friends turn to me for help and are amazed by me.

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:21 PM
reply to post by peacejet

No, I think you misunderstood me.
It is YOU that has the more mature outlook.

Porn,girls,booze,cigs,whatever aren't the making of a real man.

You're doing alright,don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:32 PM
Yes, I get it now, I am normal, and not weirdo as my friends consider me. Thank you for the help

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:45 PM
Yeah don't you worry, all that means is that you have no taste for the delusion that is our society. You are above the rest in this sense. It should be a point of pride for you.

The people who make fun of you don't truly understand anything themselves, they're too busy pulling the illusion over they're heads.

kudos to you!

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:50 PM
Thanks for the appreciation, but what irritates me is my friends saying that "I cannot live with this personality in the current world".

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:54 PM

Originally posted by peacejet
Thanks for the appreciation, but what irritates me is my friends saying that "I cannot live with this personality in the current world".

No no, they're the ones who can't live in this day and age with that kind of consumer mentality.

The world will shortly realise that all the crap they're fed day in and day out is just ruining our planet and our spirit as a race.

Don't let the ignorance of others shroud your perception of reality. You will be the person from your social circle that will actually contribute to the change of our society for the better. They will be the ones screaming that change is bad...change is scary.

[edit on 1/11/2009 by tothetenthpower]

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 08:04 PM
Yeah I agree with what is previously said your just more mature. I've always had a constant battle between myself, my friends and partying. I used to party a little but I never was fully into it. When I turned 19 I decided to put it behind me & stopped smoking pot and now only drink occasionally (not to get drunk). It's just your more mature in that aspect, and have different values. My friends don't call me up as much anymore because I don't party, one of my friends got real mad at me for quiting marijuana, how stupid right? He thought I quit being opened minded about things. They think their the ones being rebellious and against society, when really their usually going right along with it.
Actually I had a friend a lot like you and my other friends always made fun of him and still do to an extent...
People are just different in what they find entertaining and fun, and others should accept & respect it.

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 08:05 PM

Check this out.

When life starts to feel a bit too modern I head out somewhere as far away from the rat race as I possibly can.

Yeah I'm weird too.
But I've been places and seen things 99% of people just read about.

Who needs 'this world' as they see it?

posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 08:24 PM
Allow me to diagnose you...

There is nothing wrong..BAM! 175 dollars please

So you aren't like most guys...good for you I say. I am by no way better than anyone else or putting down my own gender but let me throw you an example of this from today. I am currently in the Air Force Reserve and just got home from my weekend duty. So I am chef and we cooked breakfast. Not long after that we all sat and ate and discussed women. One asked me what it was like being married and I explained. Not long after that we started sicussing sex. I listened for 5 minutes to two boys talking about doing a certain act that many women do not enjoy and how they can talk a girl into it. One of them explained that in his last sexual encounter he performed this act despite the girl's wishes. she eventually just gave in. this is when I left the table and moved.

See the problem I have is that some men are total dogs. I know you may be wondering right now if I am gay or a female in disguise. I guarantee you I am not but if it makes you feel better to think I am then go for it.

Anyway, I see this kid as a total ego case and a pig OR he is a liar and an ego case and a pig.


You keep being what you are, people like that


posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 07:29 PM

I know you may be wondering right now if I am gay or a female in disguise.

Even I have been asked this same question and I am very irritated with this. And I have to tell them that I am not a gay.

[edit on January 12th, 2009 by peacejet]

posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 07:32 PM
Thank you everyone for the support so far, and I have realized that I am normal and I have nothing to worry about.

posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 08:07 PM
reply to post by peacejet

Nothing to worry about......

Who want's to be one in a million when you can be one in 6.5 billion+.

You're young, you sound smart and losing an aquaintance because of silly stuff.....well, you didn't lose a friend did you?

btw: "I cannot live with this personality in the current world" just means that person is probably envious that you are doing what you really want and not what the world expects you to do!

The world, your world is what you make it. So....carry on. Have fun doing whatever makes you happy, never let anyone stop you from revealing truth and most whatever comes's natural!


posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by nerbot

I have lost some friends:shk: But on the other hand, I have made good friendship with some of my classmates, who like me for being like this.

posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 12:38 AM
Just my $.02 for the OP

I think it's great that you are not consumed with pop culture, partying, materialism, and meaningless sex. That's fantastic and the world needs more guys like that, especially in that age group. So don't let haters get you down. There will always be haters...just ignore them.

But, make sure you go and have some fun. You are only young once. My friend, you only have a few more years of youth. I'm not saying ATS is a waste of time. It's a great source of knowledge, but there's more to life than all the seriousness and doom and gloom on ATS.

There's no harm in letting loose, and being carefree while you're young. The important thing is to have balance.

All the best.

posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 06:24 AM
My son is 18 and he's not into any of that either. Neither are his friends. Sure, they go out sometimes, but it's either to go bowling or to play football at a park. He doesn't stay out at night, prefers the company of his family. And he's interested in knowledge too. You should be proud of yourself that you can see past all that stuff, all the materialism. I know i am proud of my kids that none of them are into that.
Don't worry about who you are. You've got a head start on your friends i can tell you that much.

posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 07:16 PM
Reply to sc2099-

Yes, I accept your opinion, even my friends would say that I have wasted most of my happy days. But I feel happy being different.

[edit on January 13th, 2009 by peacejet]

posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by geek101

I am feeling great that I am not alone. And there are many like minded people.

posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 02:52 PM

So, can anyone diagnose my problem and help me out

Don't take this the wrong way...but here goes...

You need to get laid.

I'm not making a joke, and I'm not trying to be funny. I'm being brutally honest.

If you're not a virgin, then I'm reading this completely wrong, but if you are, then I'm dead on. See, you're looking for something, so knowledge fills that need, and you've allowed logic to use that as a substitute for the physical needs your body has. Yet, the thought of pursuit of such copulation and possible rejection makes the whole thing an anethema to you.

But, until you "get some" and get that confidence and feeling of being "like"'re going to continue to focus on how "weird" you are....

How do I know? How do you think? Many years ago...I was you.
Doesn't mean I have to give up my thirst for knowledge...

Note: this is my personal opinion, not a staff opinion...

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