How has covid19 changed your social circle? (1 Viewer)

MetalBryan

Vagabond
Joined
May 30, 2018
Messages
166
Location
Washington, DC
I'm trying really hard to cut my friends slack during the apocalypse. It's been really difficult so it would help me to hear about your experiences.

For me, friends who insisted they would help me out in any way they could have not when I finally got the courage to ask for a little help. Without going into details, I have avoided asking anyone for anything that would be more than an inconvenience. Aquaitiances who I casually keep in touch with have really been supportive of my morale. Corona has turned my understanding of friendship and community on its head.

I'm really open to the idea that my expectations of humans are too high during these times and I try to keep that in mind. There's nothing urgent that I need and nothing catastrophic has happened to me yet, but I'm forced to conclude that I may need to adopt a mentality that I am alone in solving problems and moving forward.

Maybe this is too personal a subject but I'd appreciate any thoughts even if you want to message me in private. If you do, I will keep it private.

Stay safe.
 
Click here to buy one of our amazing custom bandanas!

MFB

Burrito fund contributor
StP Supporter
Joined
Nov 15, 2012
Messages
715
Age
39
Location
CO
For me, friends who insisted they would help me out in any way they could
In my experience; when someone needs to vocalize what are good friend they are or how you can trust them; they usually aren't and you usually shouldnt. Those that do; dont feel a need to talk.

I'm forced to conclude that I may need to adopt a mentality that I am alone in solving problems and moving forward.
THIS!
This is one of the hardest things I have had to learn in life.
In the end; we are all very much on our own. And that's okay and our intended nature.

By having expectations of people you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
If you can learn to not have any expectations of your friends
you can love them and enjoy them for exactly who they are.

It's a nice thought to believe that you can count on people when youre in a low place
when that help is there and friends come through for you
be grateful for it.
But if they can't
it's important to not take it personally.
As most of us are trying to keep our own heads up on the day to day.
You gotta take care of yourself first.
After that, help when and where you can.

The people I consider friends are in my orbit because I generally enjoy their company.
When I have a problem it's nice to have someone to bounce shit off of,
but mostly I rely on myself to get through whatever all this is.
I've been much happier in life once I adapted this.
In a subtle way, favors become like a mild form of currency with the people I am close with.

Also,
I consistently try and flip my negative feelings into something productive.
As in, if I'm a bit frustrated at a friend for whatever reason I'll try to do something nice for them, bring them lunch, make the something, etc. That usually squashes those pesky "me, me, ME!" feelings that we all get. Try that?!

All that being said, I don't know your situation. Maybe that doesn't apply.
This was written with the assumption that your friends weren't horrible people.

Didn't have one to begin with 😎 #compulsiveisolationgang
ANTISOCIAL SOCIAL CLUB!
 
OP
MetalBryan

MetalBryan

Vagabond
Joined
May 30, 2018
Messages
166
Location
Washington, DC
Nah nobody is horrible but as a musician and activist I've been hearing about solidarity and community for years and now when we need it... Lol.

Sure as shit from now on when people call me comrade I'm calling bullshit.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
jeffyDee smoking has destroyed my cardio Staying Healthy 3
hobogestapo why don't you change Staying Healthy 3
Similar threads


Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$25.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $25.00 of $50.00
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $25.00 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $25.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $25.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Coronavirus, Murder hornets, race riots...level 6 jumanji starts tonight
Well spanged up enough for a greyhound dipping this thursday thx! For the help!
My account finally says "Hobo"
No one can tell me I didn't earn my skank
Anyone in Minneapolis at the protest, just got back here from Duluth
Will do these posts occasionally so family and friends know we are alive and well.
Currently: in Mariposa, CA, getting ready to head to Coulterville, CA.
Always sucks to see good ppl/new friends get back on that ironhorse after getting to hangout/know, be safe friends an stay in touch! @Koala @scutellaria, maxy, Henry an well. Wish I was enroute South with y'all!
I hate my fucking back. A combination of bank bullshit and now a strained or sprained back had kept me held up in Pennsylvania. Have a place to stay, but I'm pissed at life trying to keep me off the road!
Fuck it, I'm getting a bottle
Wheat2020 wrote on Matt Derrick's profile.
I'mma cut to the chase: You don't call me what I consider to be a slur or insult, and I won't call you names.
You say I should love myself and have more self-confidence. You've got it all wrong. I love myself plenty, and I know for a fact that I am capable of doing incredible things, both good and evil.
You say fake it till you make it. I'm too honest for that. Instead I will have faith in myself, and act accordingly.
These new rules for the train riding forum are ridiculous. I've been on here for 5 ish years.

Members online

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$25.00
Goal
$100.00

Forum Statistics

Threads
25,580
Messages
235,867
Members
9,392
Threads in last 24 hours
7
Messages in last 24 hours
69
Members in last 30 days
850
Latest member
llohnny