Originally Posted by Adam87
it seems people these days just want to add others to their friend list as a statistic to up their popularity.
they dont seem interested in instant communication and just want to follow information.
how do you confront this condition? is it positive to let a person know you are interested in having a conversation with them? are these people not worth it?
i have very few people i talk to on skype and thats the closest i get to conversation. otherwise i just participate in chatrooms when i feel desperate.
i tried reaching out in a depression group for friends but the people that added me arent interested in conversation either. ill never understand! :(
HI, Adam87. I can relate. On FB for example, it seems it's a competition to see who gets the most followers or "friends".
I don't know how to confront this condition. I know if I felt a good connection with someone, and it also felt mutual, I'd engage them in a conversation.
In fact, I just posted today about how I'm lonely for like-thinkers to have deep philosophical conversations with. I get easily bored with shallow topics like diets, appearance, celebrity gossip, that kind of crap. I want to talk about social justice and equality and human rights and community mobilization - stuff that average everyday people are doing to make a difference in the world. But I can't seem to keep friends who think like this. But that's a whole other story and I don't want to hijack your thread!
I've never used the chat room here, but I'd be open to figuring out how and having a conversation with you if you're interested. I think it's helpful to talk with people who can relate to a significant aspect of life like depression. It affects so much of our lives, and we can really benefit from helping each other lift our moods and validating each others' experiences.
Thanks for sharing this.