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I'm asking this question seriously. Don't close this because I really need help. I haven't had a life in a long time and I'm really wondering how I can get a life. I'm always busy with tons of computer related things, and I don't have very many real friends. I have plenty of online friends, and the few actual friends I have I never do anything with.

I don't really like social situations though. I find hanging out with friends, going to the mall, and similar things very stressful. I'll need to get some confidence. I'm really needing to get a life so can anyone help me?

asked Jul 07 '10 at 22:11

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Liam Quade

closed Aug 13 '12 at 21:35

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(Aug 16 '10 at 08:06) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

This made me laugh. Not the post, timf009's comment.

(Aug 16 '10 at 12:08) Peter Murphy Peter%20Murphy's gravatar image

error 404 life not found :D

(Aug 24 '10 at 16:49) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by Mattophobia Aug 13 '12 at 21:35

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Maybe you should try going out with one or two people to buildup your social ability. Many of people are shy and get very timid around people. You are not the only person there are millions like you. You just have to take step by step do not force yourself.

answered Jul 07 '10 at 22:22

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Have you ever tried "sudo apt-get install LIFE"?

answered Jul 07 '10 at 23:14

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Yup I always get: "E: Couldn't find package LIFE".

(Jul 08 '10 at 09:04) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Try "traceroute life" maybe then you'll find where the bugger has gone

(Jul 08 '10 at 13:08) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

THANK YOU I FOUND LIFE! traceroute to life (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 ( 1.112 ms 1.401 ms 1.667 ms 2 ( 15.586 ms 15.902 ms 16.192 ms 3 gig2-3.lnclne03-rtr2.neb.rr.com ( 19.041 ms 19.336 ms 19.622 ms 4 RDC-24-169-240-172.neb.rr.com ( 19.924 ms 20.204 ms 20.489 ms 5 ge-1-1-9.lnclne00-mx42.neb.rr.com ( 20.794 ms 21.069 ms 21.551 ms 6 ge-3-1-0.chcgileq-rtr1.kc.rr.com ( 37.834 ms 27.464 ms 34.618 ms 7 ae-4-0.cr0.chi10.tbone.rr.com ( 33.373 ms 33.965 ms 34.260 ms 8 ae-0-0.pr0.chi10.tbone.rr.com ( 34.869 ms 35.464 ms 35.744 ms 9 xe-11-2-0.edge2.Chicago2.Level3.net ( 35.135 ms 36.349 ms 36.634 ms 10 vlan52.ebr2.Chicago2.Level3.net ( 35.999 ms 37.208 ms 36.884 ms 11 ae-2-2.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net ( 58.250 ms 58.584 ms 58.989 ms 12 ae-62-62.csw1.Washington1.Level3.net ( 65.212 ms 65.006 ms ae-82-82.csw3.Washington1.Level3.net ( 65.654 ms 13 ae-33-89.car3.Washington1.Level3.net ( 56.836 ms ae-43-99.car3.Washington1.Level3.net ( 55.180 ms ae-33-89.car3.Washington1.Level3.net ( 59.940 ms 14 SPLICE-COMM.car3.Washington1.Level3.net ( 60.520 ms 59.553 ms 60.206 ms 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * * *

(Jul 08 '10 at 13:53) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

damn, knew it would be in washington somewhere lol

(Jul 09 '10 at 11:52) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

I tried sudo apt-get Install girlfriend. still installing!

(Jul 09 '10 at 14:21) BeigeGenius BeigeGenius's gravatar image

HAHAHA... this is hysterical funny.. traceroute LIFE.. lmao

(Jul 09 '10 at 14:57) StigJensen StigJensen's gravatar image

Good luck man. I hope sudo finds you a good girlfriend. Rofl.

(Jul 09 '10 at 17:02) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Maybe I don't have the repository for a life. Lol.

(Jul 09 '10 at 17:38) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image


deb http://life/ubuntu hardy partner

sudo apt-get update

Now you'll have it lol

(Jul 09 '10 at 20:12) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

I don't know why but:

sudo apt-get install sandwich

doesn't seem to work, i'm hungry

(Jul 09 '10 at 20:14) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

Lol. My slave, sudo won't do much for me right now. I wanted sudo to mow my yard but sudo didn't want to.

(Jul 09 '10 at 22:07) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Sadly, my kernel was corrupted by some patches. I now have to resort to mannequin.blow

(Aug 24 '10 at 17:11) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image


(Aug 13 '12 at 08:44) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image
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You need to get social - NOT in the online world, but in the REAL world. One of the problems with the Internet is that people no longer get out of the house and off of their computers. I have 700 subscribers on YouTube and am on the computer a lot, but I make it a point [daily] to get out of the house and enjoy my life. Make friends!

answered Jul 08 '10 at 14:45

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I like your idea of getting out of the house a bit, but not always.

(Jul 08 '10 at 20:58) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

I went out the house the day before yesterday, had to get my linux format mag from the mail box!

(Jul 09 '10 at 14:22) BeigeGenius BeigeGenius's gravatar image

That's always nice. I always try to get sudo to get the mail for me.

(Jul 09 '10 at 17:02) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

You are almost exactally the same as me. You should find a group or club about something that you like in your aera. There is most likely allot of people there like you. And if you like it ask them if they have a (insert computer game, service, program). And then you can introduce them to your internet friends. Oh and do have Minecraft. Want to play with me on my server?

answered Jul 07 '10 at 22:42

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Madison Tries

edited Jan 05 '11 at 11:36


A small group would be very helpful.

(Jul 07 '10 at 22:49) rocky05 rocky05's gravatar image

I'm not a big gamer.

(Jul 07 '10 at 22:49) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

I don't know if you go to church or not, but pastors are very helpful.

(Jul 07 '10 at 22:52) rocky05 rocky05's gravatar image

I do go to church. I'll conciser talking to him.

(Jul 07 '10 at 22:55) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

I bought a yoyo and because of that I'm more out in the open.*note Yoyoing is cool!

answered Jul 07 '10 at 23:08

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I need a repository. Sudo won't get me a yoyo.

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:00) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Do you have any cool hats?

(Sep 16 '10 at 07:54) Madison Tries Madison%20Tries's gravatar image

Alcohol is the answer, this is why people drink, it decreases your inhibitions, there are illegal drugs which do a similar thing with more severe effects, alcohol however is LEGAL and should be used RESPONSIVELY to help you enjoy yourself more in social environments. Please note, only drink if others around you are drinking too! dont drink for example, before you go to a frineds house or to the mall to hang out, drink in the evening with other people.... and dude - just make the effort, there are tons of people out there who would LOVE to get to know you, you need to allow them to!

hope this helps

answered Jul 08 '10 at 10:19

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Responsibly is the word I think you were reaching for, there.

According to his profile here, he is 14 years old. Perhaps that's the legal drinking age somewhere, but it isn't here in the USA.

(Jul 08 '10 at 12:45) ageekmom ♦ ageekmom's gravatar image

I'm kind of with @ageekmom on this. I'm underage so drinking would be a bad idea.

(Jul 08 '10 at 13:54) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Hah. Didn't check this... Well dude unless you pull your finger out, looks like your screwed until your 21... I'm kidding

(Jul 09 '10 at 04:07) Headwards Headwards's gravatar image

18 in the UK, 22 so can go over to the US and drink. It would defeat the point going over then blacking out but hey, democracy! Seriously alchol is awful for socialising, it hides who you are and if you drink too much lets the moron out (some people don't change though >.>) and dance on tables. Be sensible, play WOW lan party.

(Jul 09 '10 at 14:27) BeigeGenius BeigeGenius's gravatar image

I'm also 14 and I don't like to go outside a lot either. The time I like to go out most is at night - a peaceful time of the day. Perhaps you could get out with your friends and with their friends so you get introduced by your friends to them and so on (I know I get a little confusing :P). Then you could just sit with them and if you don't want to talk you don't need to. If there's a conversation try to chat too. In that way you can get perhaps new friends. I sometimes find myself that I disgust going outside and if I'm with someone outside that day I'm angry and don't talk much. Just enjoy your time and don't think what others may think about your behavior or something else.

answered Jul 09 '10 at 06:03

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Good idea about going out at night. I don't like sunlight much, it's much quieter in the night as well.

(Jul 09 '10 at 10:51) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Exactly my thought. I feel a lot free at night.

(Jul 09 '10 at 13:36) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

Go to the Get-a-life building in GTA IV....

answered Aug 16 '10 at 21:20

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I'll try that. Great idea by the way. Lol.

(Aug 16 '10 at 22:58) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

Here's a simple answer: Watch all of Chris' videos and read his blogposts! [Oh wait, never mind! That would be counter-productive as you don't think you have a life now]

answered Aug 16 '10 at 23:25

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Lol. I've watched a majority of his videos already. He makes some pretty good videos.

(Aug 17 '10 at 09:59) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

I have Aspergers Syndrome as well, and though I've become decent at social interaction, I find that I just don't like it that much. I only usually need to go out with friends a few times a year to feel happy, and most of my friends are online. Getting a job will certainly help with social confidence, but there's one bit of advice that I think is crucial for fellow Aspies, and that helped me immensely. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with being very introverted, or preferring to spend most of your time alone. It is a natural personality type, and is not nearly as bad as many people think. You have online friends and close in-person friends, so you are perfectly adept at social communication. Go out with your close friends a couple times and see if you like it or not. If you don't, that's perfectly fine. There is NOTHING wrong with you or your current life-style, as long as it makes you happy. Just need to make sure you know that. Good luck, comrade.

answered Jan 04 '11 at 22:50

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