Ambivert: A person who is moderately comfortable with groups and social interaction, but also relishes time alone, away from a crowd.
— Teddy Picker, Arctic Monkeys
*spends 32 years reorganizing apps on an iPhone*
i hate it when my “friends” just dismiss something i’m really passionate about like “oh you’re talking about that again” like shut up don’t ruin this for me do you know how many times i’ve pretended to care or even genuinely tried to get interested in what you like????? the least you could do is fake it rather than making me feel like a burden
Refer to Ze Frank’s vid "Don’t Yuck My Yum".
TL;DR: Don’t make fun of people for liking harmless things. Seriously.
do you ever just get the overwhelming urge to cry because you think you’re not going to go far in life because you’re not as smart or as talented as the people around you
I’m going to go on a quick economics rant, bare with me; it will make sense at the end.
In economics there is this principle of absolute advantage. Essentially, this refers to when one person (or group of people, in the case of another nation) can produce more per input. This can be represented on a Production Possibly Frontier (PPF) graph. (Such as the graph below. Source: 2014 Academic Decathlon Economics Packet)
Based on this graph it seems as though Person (b) is just fine without person (a) since they are able to produce a significant amount more per input. But, as you may have guessed, both parties end up being better off when they work together.
It’s not the absolute advantage that matters; it’s the comparative advantage. If person (a) specializes in collecting Coconuts producing a total of 24, and person (b) produces 36 fish, both parties can split the extra amount produced, resulting in a total gain. One of the most beautiful part of economics and social systems is that by working together and specializing in specific tasks we all end up with more stuff than before; the economic pie increases.
TL;DR: It doesn’t matter if other people are “better at everything” everyone is still better off with you.