Recently, to the people that sit near me, I've been a little too eager when someone moves away from me or sits in another seat when I ride the bus. They all know that I have a more difficult time talking and socializing with people. So, one of the girls says to me "Well, someone's a little bit antisocial." So I counter, by saying that I wasn't antisocial, I was just shy. I don't know if any of you already know or not, but antisocial and shy are not even close to being the same thing. Antisocial is when you have a difficult time interacting or socializing with others and you don't WANT to interact or socialize with others. Shy is when you wish you were able to interact and socialize with others, but you don't know how. After I had told her many times I was shy, she kept replying with things like "Don't you mean antisocial?" "There's no difference!" "God, you really are antisocial, aren't you?" until eventually she brought the guy she was sitting next to into the conversation, telling him that I didn't think I was antisocial. He literally laughed in my face "You're the most antisocial person I've ever met!". For the rest of the bus ride, and still up to this day whenever I ride the bus, they always tease me about how I'm antisocial.They say it as if they're joking, as if it's not supposed to hurt me, but it does, so much worse than those buttholes think. But because I'm just too shy, I can't stand up for myself or defend myself in any way. Because I don't know how. The only reason they keep going on about it is because they think it doesn't hurt me. Well, it DOES hurt. It hurts a lot more than they think. I just can't break it to them, though.
The issue with no-brained middle/high-school aged children is that they put themselves far more in front of other people.If they're not hurt by it, then everything's okay. If somebody else is hurt by it, they're just thankful it isn't them. They make no effort to try and see if the person is okay or anything! They also think that everyone is what they think that person is. For example, if they THINK that one girl is a whore (even if she isn't), then she's automatically a whore. If they THINK I'm antisocial, then that must mean I actually am. This is what's wrong with our stupid generation. A good majority of those people put themselves before others and think nothing of it.
Sorry about this :P It was just KILLING me that I couldn't break it to the two about how being called antisocial actually hurts.
Love you guys,