As an introvert, it’s extremely difficult for me to talk to other people and relate to their extraverted encounters/activities. As a nerd, its difficult for me to talk to people about anything that wont enhance my life or the lives of others. As a Christian, it’s hard for me to go to parties due to the generational expectation of dancing with a random guy and topping the night off with a meaningless hook up. As a determined human, it’s difficult for me to engage in the regular college activities due to my value of rest, money and success. Relationships are hard for me to keep and maintain due to the values I have. I don’t spend time on people who aren’t hungry to succeed. Their determination rubs off on me. I try so hard to surround myself with people who are trying to be the best at their schoolwork, sport, job, etc. Passion is key. Most people who are striving for greatness already have a lot of attention. And sometimes it’s difficult for them to open up due to their fear of being betrayed in some way. But I feel like in order for me to succeed, I have to surround myself with the energy of the determined. The only thing I want form these extraordinary people is their energy. I don’t like people who talk – I like people who do. I like people who put their mind to a task, and do it. It’s so important to surround yourself with people who share the values and attributes you possess. I have been called out by people who claim that I’m friends with certain people because of their status. But it’s really because they are the determined people and they give me the motivational energy I need to advance. A side effect of determinism is success so maybe thats why they are so well known… idk. But the spirits of others are contagious. What you put out is what you get back and what you give is what you get. And I’d rather have a few quality friends than a bunch of dead stock friends.