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How do I even social life?

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@phryk - I like meetup.com. Go with an interest in focus. Takes focus away from “social” as a concept. Social then just happens.

@tinker Commercial site – not sure if want.

But it's not like it lists anything close to me I'm interested in (and don't already know about) anyways… :P

@phryk - Yeah :-/ The concept still stands. Find hobby groups around you. Non-tech if you can. Do cooking or improv or hiking or whatever. Do something you’ve never done before. And just hang with folk. As you concentrate on whatever it is you’re doing, the social part will take care of itself.

@tinker Pretty sure I know most things around here that are even remotely interesting to me.

But besides the local hackerspace, nothing strikes my fancy.

Well, maybe the parkour group, but I'd have to prepend like half a year of doing cardio and stretching before going there would even begin making sense…

@tinker

There used to be a squat here, mostly naive middle class kids, but one or two more sensible people around 'em. Got evicted after less than a month IIRC.

A decade ago, the city also had nice illegal DnB freeparties, but the organizer went 100% commercial…

Urban life is kind of shit when you don't have money – all spaces are privatized and commercial.

I think the library is probably the most non-commercial place left here, and that doesn't sound exactly exciting…

@phryk - I was going to suggest the library! My local library typically has classes or events for the public.

Try to going to something that doesn’t excite you. The activity itself isn’t the point, its gettig out and meeting people. And who knows, maybe you’ll enjoy the activity that was initially not an exciting prospect.

@tinker I'm aware of all that, but I'm currently pretty nocturnal, which doesn't really jive well with their opening times. :P

My sleep cycle is constantly shifting forward tho, I'll probably get some resemblance of diurnality in may or june again…^^