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In theory I want to be more social, but in practice people creep me out

Can a natural loner learn to appreciate and enjoy other people more? Being a hermit is getting to be painfully boring. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Aug 22, 2014 - 23 answers

How would I go about setting up a national hotline for those contemplating a mass shooting?

I think it would be a good idea to set up a national hotline modeled after the suicide hotline for angry and alienated people who are contemplating a mass shooting in the US. I'd like to collect your thoughts. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Sep 4, 2012 - 26 answers

Is it always tough at the top?

Does managing former peers make management harder or easier? [more inside]
posted by socksister on Apr 2, 2012 - 5 answers

What are America's quirks?

Calling all non-USAans: Can you give me some examples of tiny, weird things you discovered about the United States only when you got here? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 5, 2011 - 292 answers

just about ready to quit

How do you deal with the haters - especially when you're outnumbered and they've got more power than you? Anon due to possible personal/career risks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 29 answers

Melancholy loners

Melancholy movies about loneliness and alienation? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Apr 24, 2011 - 77 answers

Should I break up with my mom?

The crazy lady killed my cat, hates my boyfriend, and is acting vindictively again...I am fully prepared to cut her out of my life forever. Should I? [more inside]
posted by thebeagle on Jan 18, 2011 - 39 answers

FOREVER ALONE?

I have an extraordinarily difficult time relating to other people. It often leaves me very bored, lonely, and frustrated. Why am I this way? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace?

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 25, 2010 - 47 answers

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 21 answers

"Embrace your code with the elegant grip of Python...-" Wait, what?

An overly romantic person in a non-romantic world... help! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 24, 2008 - 28 answers

Did Kafka experience something like this before writing The Metamorphosis?

What was I experiencing this morning? If I was awake, then I would be sort of concerned about my mental health. If I was asleep, then I would just regard it as regular bizarre dream stuff. However, I think I was somewhere in between the two. [more inside]
posted by eighth_excerpt on Apr 11, 2006 - 20 answers

Marx for dummies.

MarxFilter: Trouble understanding the concept of "alienation of labor" in the Manuscripts of 1844. Can anyone explain to me exactly what he means? [more inside]
posted by lovejones on Feb 13, 2006 - 9 answers

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