Through good manners, respect for others and through treating people courteously, I hope to achieve this goal in 2011. Those values are the fundamentals, the bare bones of what is needed to succeed here.
In Britain, we now live in a deeply fragmented society. We drown in isolation, loniness because we’ve forgotten how to mix, how to be social. My experience of going out of an evening is that of noticing cliques and snobbish, sub- culturally dictated behaviour. It’s unfortunate to admit that, if one has not already found him or herself firmly planted within a close social circle before high- school education has come to a close, then the possibility of a fulfilling social life could indeed be very unlikely.
I do not feel ashamed or embarrassed to admit that I, myself, do not have many friends. However, what I do have, is a small handful of brilliant comrades who I consider to be absolutely unique and irreplaceable in their ability to impact upon my own enjoyment and quality of life. It is my earnest hope that they should perhaps feel the same way as I.
Only sometimes, the friendships I have are way too few and far between. I admit that now I run the risk of sounding like the kind of cliquey, privacy- loving Englishman who I criticized earlier in this entry but I have grown throughly tired with Britain’s obsession with recreational binge- drinking as the sole provider of social entertainment and interaction. I do not drink alcohol, take drugs or smoke, so when one who is adverse to such pastimes, how is it that I could succeed socially in a world where such self- destructive activities are so deeply ingrained?
My goal is to develop my social circle, I want more friends with whom I share values, ideals, beliefs, interests, hobbies, culture and aspirations. A big part of my life is Metal music, I love attending live shows but am often left without anyone to go with which immediately puts me off going. I love physical activity and exercise but I don’t have anyone to engage in such things with! When I attend the gym, nobody talks or socializes other than those who joined the gym with a pre- developed social circle.