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Are people important to you?


#1

Are people important to you? Do you have friends or like like make them? people such as friends, family, or strangers?

Seems like since I got on meds, people such as friends are important to me. Before, I would isolate from people and I enjoyed it maybe because people would interfere or disturb my symptoms and make them worse since they involved people.


#2

Personally, I like having friends and family in my life. I do not currently have a friend. On a cosmic level, I often feel sorry for other people. The human condition is often very sad. I have learned that feeling sorry for people who are causing me trouble, spurs them on. You just can’t be nice to some people.


#3

Speaking of family, they all seem to talk about work and what they did or goin to be doin and im think wtf, so im left out in the reindeer games. i dont like talkin anyway


#4

If people were not important to me, i wouldn’t take medication. I would not care whom i offend or what they are talking behind my back when they see me in psychosis.


#5

i have interacted with nice people on here , but my experience of life so far is that people are cruel, untrustworthy and generally stupid.
take care


#6

Yes. Family. Other people I don’t approach outwardly or inwardly. Extremely dangerous stuff.


#7

We are social animals. No matter how much we may say we don’t want to interact, the truth is that we need to do it. The older I get the more important it becomes to me.


#8

I’m with mindwhisperer on this one… if people weren’t important to me, I wouldn’t work as hard as I do to stay lucid for them and myself.

I have some people in my life who are very important to me.


#9

Can’t be around people. Stay quiet in seclusion untill my time comes and i will be ok.

Look at what “people” have done, 9/11, nuclear bombs dropped on japan, the holocaust…people are vicous, and everyone has a dark side and will turn on you in a second, no matter how well you think you know them. Telepaths, Dark magic, demons. cant trust anyone. Cant even trust my own brain anymore. They can all go to hell for all i care.


#10

Like @Malvok said, we are social animals. As much as I have many fears and doubts with meeting new friends, there is a part of me that desires that connection with other people.


#11

I haven’t friends, haven’t had friends for nearly 10 yrs. But I do go to a mental health club. Its a good place for mentally ill to go for a coffee and a chat. Theres also activities going on such as creative writing, art and health management and drama too. So, ask your shrink about these or else google it.


#12

I am very cat like. I want attention when I want it, how I want it, and on my terms. There are a lot of times when I don’t want attention. I just stay in my room and fool around on the internet. I’m always here for my friends, but they know it’s always good to text first. It’s not that I don’t like having them around, I just go through a little almost unconscious routine to prepare to interact with other people. To reinforce, I am always here for them, I don’t just take. But when I do come face to face with someone or talk to them on the phone, it never really goes nearly a well if I am unprepared.


#13

I agree we are social animals. But I just lost a friend to something that was dumb to be arguing about in the first place. It shocked me how easy it was for this friend to end the friendship. So right now I am a little gun shy if you know what I mean.


#14

i like most people tbh. i am very friendly and outgoing and i like the social interaction with people. i love my kids and my family and i love my friends too, it is part of the human condition to b sociable. it’s the way our brains are wired. we depend on each other for food, water, emotional sustenance. life would b very bleak if we weren’t social animals. even the sickest of u r dependent on the rest of humanity for some things. :slight_smile:


#15

I like people, but not a lot in the same room, and I need lots of space. I don’t like chit-chat and small talk though, so socialising can be tough for me


#16

i am intrested and like other people but social anxiety and paranoia make it almost impossible to maintain friendships. i have no problem in romantic relationships very happy with my boyfriend of 6 years however i have an emotional block when in comes to trusting friends.


#17

People might be important but sometimes the need to remain intact is more important.