166 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-06 21:48
I think I've crossed an age line where I am supposed to leave my nerdy hobbies and interests or at least keep them hidden to avoid ridicule, or be a "creator" whom people look up to. Everywhere I look where I might want to talk about my interests it's full of people who are like 10 years younger and like the new hip thing I usually dislike and are fully immersed in a different internet culture that I dislike.
I doubt I'm such a weird case, but I don't know where or how to find people my age who didn't completely compromise toward the new internet culture. I'm grounded in nostalgia for older stuff or things that are more like that, and I've got no use for modern things.
My hobbies aren't really just hobbies but a huge part of me, so I'm getting a bit stressed about the idea that I might never be able to relate to anyone about them. Loneliness doesn't worry me but this does.
The alternative is just learning to like it this way.