I agree 100%.
I'm statistically more intelligent than about 98 or 99% of the rest of the human population, so I don't really get any intellectual stimulation from
socializing with others. For example, while someone might ponder a question such as "If God is real, why does he let bad things happen?", I have
already seen far beyond the simplicity of this and considered various aspects beyond their realm of comprehension. This can pretty much apply to most
thoughts and beliefs that most people have. I've even tried having a religious conversation with an actual minister recently, and he was completely
unable to address my questions without reverting to simple unrelated responses such as "God is working in your life right now. Time is coming to an
end and we need to believe in Jesus." When you also take into account the fact that I have no interest in the things most people do, like television
or sports, you can see why there really isn't any point in socializing.
Sure, I can go out and spend time with people, but it accomplishes nothing because it's generally empty interaction. It feels like I'm at a zoo
watching the monkeys swing around and throw **** at each other.
Another thing about socializing is that while it is beneficial to most (normal) people, it is simply a distraction to those like us. I find that like
music or television shows, if you indulge in one thing too much, it may start to create subtle changes to your personality. For example, I rarely
listen to rap music; however, if I began socializing with a group of people who routinely did, I would likely end up listening to it more and more. Is
this true self, or is it only a distraction?
When I am alone, I feel like I am of my true self; my interests and beliefs are mine. They are uncorrupted and unpolluted by lesser minds.
Due to my long-term minimal social interaction, I no longer have any fear of criticism or judgment, and my self-confidence is as high as it should
appropriately be. When I go into a public place and am amongst people, I feel like I'm a wolf amongst sheep, some kind of superior predator who is
above the morals of human society. I don't live my life with the goal of fitting in, I live my life with the goal of simply being myself. The reason
most people have a desire to socialize is because it is part of basic human psychology to fit into some kind of group; if you are part of a group,
then you are obviously doing something right with your life. Successful socializing is a validation that you are "good enough". I don't need other
people to feel good about myself, because I know and respect myself.
Just to note: I have no inability to interact with others, and I can do so very effectively when I choose to.
It's been a fantasy of mine for a long time to live somewhere in the wilderness away from civilization.
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