I'm different than most people where I live. I act older than people my own age, but I'm less experienced than people who are older than me. I don't really fit in anywhere.
In my city people my age either party or play it religiously straight-edge. I guess thats a huge generalization, and I could be wrong, but it's more or less my experience. I'm not religious, so I don't get exposed to many people who have fun without drugs, and I don't get much enjoyment from 'partying' with the people around here. It feels like the culture in my city sets the bar really low. I want to get out, but I'm stuck.
I haven't come across anyone here who shares my interests. I'm shy and introverted, so even if I was face to face with someone with similar interests the chances of becoming aware of it are low.
I'd probably be exposed to more people like me if I got good grades in high school and had gone to a good college, but I didn't and now I'm stuck in community college. It's really frustrating, to say the least, and I don't expect to find like-minded people there.
In a lot of social situations, I come off as 'creepily' quiet. Or when I do speak up, I seem 'wtf' weird. At my last job people thought I was some crazy evil dude who was going to go columbine. That was really depressing... I don't exactly blame them, perpetually silent people freak me out too. But honestly, I'm more moral than anyone who worked there.
I guess I'm chronically shy. The bottom line is that I spend most days alone with my thoughts, connect terribly with the people around me, and have no skill at making friends.