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Posted on Sun, Jun 09, 2013 12:25

Yes, I am one of them. I do remember years ago, getting off the internet, only to find everyone else still wired to the Internet. This is a catch 22 because someone like me does want to meet people, but they would rather be texting, emailing, or chatting online instead of real life.

I also know that I am not the only one that tried but realized that getting off doesn't work because everyone else doesn't want to meet face to face or do something fun. Or rather, the only fun thing people want to do is be on the computer.

I hate to say this, but it is twice as hard for adults with ADHD who don't have any friends, or have a few friends and acquaintances. Someone like me does want to improve on their in person social skills and not see people's heads looking at looking at messages on the phone.

I just asked a question to one of those ADHD sites about how to have fun outside by yourseld and someone said that it is difficult. I need to find seeker motivation or something like that. I am doing it, but it's hard to find other people with the same mindset in a small town. And that where do I find fun seeker motivation. Every time I try something new, I don't follow through or finish that project. So I need something that I can stick with for good and I'd know what it is. I want to find out, but I don't know where to start to find out what that fun is. I'm only doing this for self confidence and not rely on finding other people to have fun with.

As for going to the big city, I don't drive, and I don't intend to drive in the future (Anxiety reasons). So I would have to take the bus to go to the nearest big city. But the last bus schedule going back is 6 p.m. in the evening.

Has anybody tried to get off the Internet, only to find that everyone is still wired? Did you try to encourage others unsuccessful to do the same? And how does one find that hobby that they stick with that gives them self confidence without relying on people?

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