This is a new discussion on friendship. I would like honest opinions, not just what would make me feel good. I am wanting to make new friendships as I have not made many over the years. I was always too busy with what interested me, like business etc. Now at 76 years old, I have some time. I know many people whom I enjoy but I would not call them friends. The reason I don't have friends is because from the time I was in high school I realized I did not fit in with anyone. I tried, but thought the other 14 years olds were silly, what interested them did not interest me at all. I worked for myself most of my life so did not have a lot of close contact with people to any degree. I have a lot of contact, but not at the friendship level. I find it shocking that people are so petty and envious of each other. I find it shocking that people are so lacking in motivation, even for their own welfare. I find it shocking that people are so anxious to conform to what ever is popular. I only have one life to live as does everyone and I don't want to waste in any way. I have a brother who is a real friend and he is trying to help me understand, he has more experience than I do. I would like to find someone to be my friend with whom I have more in common. When I talk with people, I have to go to where they are in their life. They almost never come where I am and talk about the interests that I have. Once in a while I will come across someone who I would like to be friends with, but can't as they are usually men. I can be their friend and I am, but not on the same level as another woman. Maybe I should just forget it! I have always been pretty happy the somewhat loner that I am. I have never been lonely. What do you honestly think?
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