Anti-social behavior? Or just tired of people?

I have been told countless times that I am anti-social.  I don't think that I am.  Yes, I stay home A LOT!  Yes, I only have a very small circle of friends.  Literally only 2 people!  I would rather spend my time with my books, my animals or just sitting by myself contemplating life.  I don't want to go out into the world and have to deal with people who are rude, shallow, stupid (on purpose), or negative. 

I have tried in the past to be friendly.  I have invited people over for coffee, or invited them out to lunch.  I either get stood up, or given some vague excuse.  Then the same people turn around and tell me "You never want to hang out." Really? I actually went through a phase when I tried to expand my social circle a bit.  (I know, what was I thinking???)  I contacted old acquaintances on Facebook, and tried to get some kind of friendship going.  That didn't end well.  I can be the nicest person in the world, and the fiercest friend, but I will also tell you when you're being an ass or acting like a fool.  I'm honest that way!  I have had people tell me that I am TOO HONEST.  How can someone be too honest?  Want me to lie to you?  I treat others as I would like to be treated (Golden rule pounded into my head by my Nana), and I hate being lied to, so why would I do it to someone else?

Oh well.  I guess I will continue to be "anti-social."  It might be better that way anyway.

 

 

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Comments (10)

  1. GoldenPig2012

    You’re not “anti-social”, you decide who you want to spend time with and that’s that. I’d rather stay home and read, too. But, I do have interaction with other people. A lot of them have decided to not continue doing so because I, chuckle, won’t not voice my opinion if others are doing so. I do it politely, but, I do it. That “offends” some people. Shrug. I don’t care. The fact is this world has over 7 billion people in it and each of us have an opinion.

    February 17, 2017
    1. thewickedtruth

      You’re exactly right! I am fortunate enough to not have to work outside of my home, but it still limits the contact I have with other people, which doesn’t bother me at all. I enjoy my solitude. Sometimes I get a little lonely, but then think about actually interacting with others, and I quickly change my mind lol.

      February 17, 2017
      1. GoldenPig2012

        So……ignore the dumbasses who don’t know you. What the fuck do they know about you? Shrug. Hey, live your life, do the best you can with what you have.

        February 17, 2017
        1. thewickedtruth

          That’s exactly what I do!!! I think I’m more sane that way lol

          February 17, 2017
          1. GoldenPig2012

            Duh.

            February 17, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    Well, I AM.

    February 17, 2017
  3. morningafter7

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with preferring your own company over that of others. It’s extremely hard to find true friends, and life’s too short to waste your time with people you don’t really like being around.

    February 17, 2017
    1. thewickedtruth

      Thank you! I agree. I have ONE friend that I know I can truly count on, and I feel that I am blessed to have her. I don’t need a large circle of friends to feel validated.

      February 17, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        Your welcome, and you are right to feel that way! :-)

        February 17, 2017
  4. belladora

    Enjoy your life and smile. The haters hate, the people that care will accept you for who you are. I am an ambivert and understand the pros and cons. I can go months and not need outside contact other than those special to me. I guess it depends on the reason you choose not to spread your wings. It is enjoyable once in a while.

    February 17, 2017