Am I Misanthropic?I hate people, plain and simple.
I am 22-years old and, while I try to maintain a normal social life and connect with other people, I can't help but feel so detached from humanity - like I'm viewing life through a dirty lens. I look at people and all I see are pathetic, stupid animals. Even though I try my hardest to appear caring and show empathy towards others, at the same time I do not feel anything towards them. I'm tired of feeling so empty and alone.
I struggle to maintain relationships with women - I push away and shut out everyone I get close to. And now I have come to a point in my life where I utterly detest people - knowing that they will eventually disappoint me and hurt me.
I have no one to talk to about this. My family, and the few friends I have, would never understand, and I don't have the money to talk to a therapist. Is there anyone else out there that feels like this?