I should have known better, but I did it anyway!
Like my Dad used to say "Go with your first impressions!". I really should have listened to him. So after the attempt to interact with the "real world" and the folks that live there...it's back to the Hermit ways for me.
I'm no longer going to spend my time and effort trying to understand why people act the way they do. Not my problem anymore! I will no longer make myself available to criticism and demeaning comments! Not my problem anymore! I will no longer try and serve as a guide and mentor for folks headed down the wrong paths that I have been down myself! Not my problem anymore!
Most of the people in the so-called "real world" tend to lean very heavily on the negative side, and that's bad...but it's not my problem anymore! Negative attracts negativity, as you have heard me say many times. I will not be around negative people anymore...period!
If you don't want my advice...that's fine. I wish you well! If you don't really want to hear my answers, then don't ask the questions! That's fine. I wish you well! If you really aren't interested in making things better around you...that's fine. I wish you well!
I'm going to stick to my friends in the virtual world, as they seem to have a much more realistic view of what's going on than many in the "real world". I'm sticking to a community where common courtesy and respect is commonplace. I'm sticking to a community that is not afraid to say "Thank you" and mean it. I'm sticking with a community that is not above offering to help if needed, and will do so without being asked.
From this moment on, as far as the "real world" is concerned, I am back to being a Hermit! Best for me, best for the folks that want to live in this madness called the "real world!!
That doesn't work for me...but if it works for others...fine. I wish you well! In the end, it's NOT my problem anymore!
Now, to my friends in the better world...let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio for a bit. I could use a good dose of quiet time with people that really do know the important things in life!! Know what I mean ?