I feel exactly the same as the OP. I couldn't be around ppl with much different attitudes for too long, I'm just not tolerant enough for that. that's a reason for me to be here at VB
from time to time.
When I started to feel the way the OP stated, started to feel drifting away with my attitudes and began to feel incompatible by any mean with most people (actually that's not correct. I started drifting away from the average so long ago... I was always somewhat on my own with just a handful more or less loyal friends who then already weren't like me in most ways), I went abroad for a year as an exchange student. I went to meet new ppl, to find like-minded ppl, to learn about different cultures and gather confidence into myself.
And I have hit all of those goals. And by that I have driven myself farther away from the circle of friends I used to be in before my exchange.
It has shown that like-minded ones are primarily the ones that have a greater intellectual property than the ones watching MTV all day (I'm not wanting to say that MTV makes stupid here), that those are the ones good at school and more concerned about the future than about whether they're hip. It's just that you don't get around those ppl a lot because there aren't too many. I hope university will be different ::sigh::
Now that I've gotten back, the more-likely-minded ppl I met abroad are still abroad but I'm back, in my old circle of friends. And I'm alone now.
I've written how I deal with it in another thread on "how to be a happy vegetarian".
to all who've written before me, I like y'all's attitudes, I sympathize and see parallels. you're sympathetic to me. that's why I like VB
. that's the only spot I know of to meet you.