Originally Posted by Trey Baird
Well, I would suggest identifying the very basic quality that you desire in a friend, relationship, etc. and start looking for that quality in people. Develop relationships with people who come across as being very unlike the people who make you feel inferior.
At the same time, identify the very basic quality that you can not tolerate, and don't take this quality from anyone. Cut out those who possess this quality, and don't look back.
The world can seem like a cold place sometime, especially when you think that you're completely different from everyone else. However, that's just your mind playing tricks on you, because the world is highly diverse, and there's plenty of people out there just like you, who would be delighted to get to talk to you. It's just a matter of finding them.
thanks for your post. I appreciate the comments about diversity and identifying the qualities of people that come across as more comforting to me.
I guess its still that nagging fear of, "when they will get to know you (like the others) they will hurt you."
Its that simple fear that I must master. Tough, but I can do it.