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But.

I am constantly surrounded by people, but I don't feel like I have any friends.
I talk to people every day, but I don't feel like anyone wants to hear what I have to say.
I meet new people all the time, but I haven't connected with someone in years.

Maybe I do too much. I'm too busy to make connections. But is going to school and working at a job I love bad?
Maybe I'm not outgoing. I'm shy and approaching people scares me. But is it too much to hope that someone might approach me?
RainyIsland RainyIsland 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people… the ones who really belong in your life, will come to you. And stay.” ~Will Smith

I have the samen thing. And now I get to know myself better, my point of view changes which could mean I lose some friends, though I also hope it means I will meet new better or good friends.

I actually believe it is a good idea to have an interest and pursue that, then you make friends on the way. I was always into playing piano, so I was in an orchestra and then several bands - and I made friends naturally on the way.

Give it time. The fact that you are so keen to make friends means that you will, eventually.

wow, this couldn't possibly be more dead-on...

Hi i'm a 34 year old female and I made friends at work but I dont go out with them. My true friends from high school live 5 hours away. I have never really connected to anyone where I live now. It gets lonely. I realized at my age many people are married with children. I don't have either, so I feel like an outcast. I'm shy too so I know what it's like to be surrounded and still feel alone.

I know how you feel sometimes people just dont seem to want to bother, you will alaays find a friend in me :) message me whenever you just want to chat im only 18 but im pretty fun :)

rose

I understand this perfectly.

but you are so pretty why people dont approach you maybe they think if they will try they will be frustrated thats why hhh

The last thing you said is the key. If you wait for people to approach you, you'll have much less friends than if you approach people first.

How do I go about approaching people? I just feel so... Intimidated by that whole process.

hey, contact me ... :)

Just do it. You may make mistakes, but the worst mistake would be to just sit and wait.