Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Creating Enemies Is Easy, Making Friends Is Much Harder

As mentioned previously I am going to try and make at least five new friends by the end of the year. I have only one stipulation: they have to be in roughly the same location. I have made some great friends online, but realise that most of my painful friendship experiences have come chiefly because of distance. It should be easy making new friends right?

Not so. I hate social situations unless they are on a one to one basis. Almost all group social situations (more than three people) give me panic attacks, and have done since the age of 13.  I am good at intellectual wankery, just take a look at this blog if you need further proof. However, I am terrible at actually being vulnerable, lest I get hurt. If you are looking for any profound insight that does not come from my overgrown cognitive sphere I think you would be hard pressed to find it.

Why can’t there be an eHarmony type website just for friendship, rather than a fertile ground for sex preditors? I could fill out the test already. You must have at least two of these qualities:
  1. You must be able to answer all of the questions asked in the previous post
  2. You must be an open minded audiophile,
  3. You must know enough information to make an informed decision when voting,
  4. You must understand and accept my crippled limitations (Physical and emotional).
I don’t think that is too much to ask, surely?

If only it were that simple.

I can recite Australian Prime Ministers in ascending chronological order, I can discuss basically any philosophical theory put to me, I can critically analyse any film, TV show, album, or sporting event in several thousands of words, and I am most often too smart for my own good. Yet it is a sociological imposition to step out of my agoraphobic bounds and make new friends.

I hate life sometimes.

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