Please take your time to read this if you’re willing to help me out. The details are essential.
I’m 15 years old and I’m having trouble socializing lately… I’m very different from the kids in my neighborhood and, I must admit, I’ve never been able to make real friends, ones I could open up to… These people are unbelievably primitive and vulgar, and their interests are rather odd – cars, motorcycles, and football are the main conversation topics…
That’s it! They don’t listen to music, the don’t watch film, nor do they play video games! They are completely uninformed about the world around them, which makes socializing FOR ME quite difficult.
Yesterday, I was talking to a “friend” of mine, and, out of boredom, I decided talk about the death of Osama. When I mentioned Osama’s name, my friend gave me a confused look. “Who’s Osama?” – he asked. Turns out nobody here ever heard of the events of 9 11 and Osama bin Laden. Note that I live in Europe, in a small, irrelevant country. I don’t have mutual interests with people around me, so I don’t know what to talk about in their presence…
I consider myself a very rational person, but still, I must admit, my current state has led me to become an arrogant elitist. At a certain point, when I’m mad, enraged, I’m convinced that I’m better than others, that everyone else is a simple maggot.
I recently won an award on the state competition in foreign languages, I’m an A+ student, and was proclaimed “Student of the generation” in my school, and not a single person in my class congratulated me for any of my accomplishments, which leads me to believe that they’re just jealous… and further increases my ego…
So, in my “moments of crisis” I have things to back me up when I say to myself: “You’re better that others, don’t mind them, they’re insignificant when compared to you”. I’ve became anti-social and I’m not happy about it.
Should I adapt? Should I try to fit in? Please give an informative, long answer, try to explain how should I accomplish such a task, considering my current state. Do not say just “yes” or “no”…