It’s really not very pleasant at all to be trapped in that screaming void.
 
I just think you’re really great and wanted to make sure you’re not accidentally destroying yourself.

When do you reach the point in a friendship where you can start expressing your vulnerabilities?

It’s not healthy to think about the things you could have done differently.

But what’s the point when none of it is even real?

It’s not right for me to miss things that weren’t even real in the first place.

I just mean how nothing that we do is special. Just being in school, or working at some job for some company. It’s like you’re completely replaceable, and the world wouldn’t miss you if you were gone.

Are people really attracted to these weird personalities that literally don’t exist in real life? It’s like you’re siphoning out all the components of a character that makes them feel human, and leaving just the cute stuff. It’s concentrated cuteness with no actual substance.

No sense having any regrets.

We’re on a never-ending journey to improve ourselves, you know?

Thanks to the internet, we’re really good at sifting through tons of information really quickly... But we’re bad at doing things that don’t give us instant gratification.

The problem with arguing is that each person sees their opinion as the superior one. That’s kind of stating the obvious, but it affects the way they try to get their point across. If you make everything as subjective-sounding as possible, then people will listen to you without feeling attacked.

We’re at the height of this modern expectation that everyone has to go to college, you know? Finish high school, go to college, get a job - or go to grad school, I guess. It’s like a universal expectation that people just assume is the only option for them. But you have all these students who have no idea what they want to do with their life... And instead of taking the time to figure it out, they go to college for business, or communication, or psychology. Not because they have an interest in those fields... but because they just hope the degree will get them some kind of job after college. So the end result is that there are fewer jobs to go around for those entry-level degrees, right? So the basic job requirements get higher, which forces even more people to go to college. And colleges are also businesses, so they just keep raising their prices due to the demand... So now we have all these young adults, tens of thousands of dollars in debt, with no job. But despite all that, the routine stays the same.

It feels like you’re just picking at complete random, and if you get lucky, you make a new friend. And comparing that to the hundreds of strangers we walk by every single day... You could be sitting right next to someone compatible enough to be your best friend for life. But you’ll never know. Once you get up and go on with your day, that opportunity is gone forever. We live in an age where technology connects us with the world, no matter where we are. I really think we should be taking advantage of that to improve our everyday social life.

Being an introvert doesn’t mean you shun social interaction and hate being around people. It means social interaction, especially in groups or unfamiliar places, uses up a lot of energy. Like, a lot of introverts sit at home and feel lonely and restless... And then when they finally go out, after a half hour they just want to go home again. I think if more people could understand how it works, they would respect it a lot more. Many introverts do enjoy having people around. They love just having one or two close friends over, and just leisurely hanging out. Even if you’re not actively spending time together, it feels nice for them just to have you there.

Everyone has a story. You may not know what someone is really feeling on the inside. Many people who are depressed won’t even bother telling the world about it. They don’t want attention, because they’ve already given up on the inside. Their feeling of worthlessness is so overwhelming that they don’t even want people to tell them otherwise. Depression comes in many forms, but that is one of them. Just, if you think you know someone struggling with depression...You can help just by treating them like they’re a good friend. Spend time with them, even if they don’t feel like doing much. And remind them that they always have something to look forward to. Making plans in advance, letting them borrow something, or even just saying ‘See you at school tomorrow’... All of those things can help your friend make it to the next day.

Are you ready to spend our eternity together, Oppositelock?