nightclubs or other rowdy places where the more extroverted among us tend to congregate and do the social thing.
Being in the presence of large groups of people, especially those that are noisy, is tiring for me: I enjoy my solitude, or the company of one or two like-minded accomplices.
I am one of over six billion [and counting] jumped-up apes clinging to the surface of a minor rocky planet trapped in the gravity well of a Class G2 star somewhere in the outer reaches of an unexceptional spiral galaxy - one among billions of such islands of matter in the observable universe. I think that [as far as we know] we may be the only animals that feel the urge to pursue a life fraught with meaning, as if it must be so, and despair when it eludes us. I think that this is one of the pitfalls of having brains that specialise in pattern-recognition. [For more on this, look up "pareidolia".] I do not think that we occupy any special position in space and time or that homo sapiens is any more remarkable than any other creature, both extinct or extant, however much we may want to believe our disproportionately large brains set us apart. Knowledge, and technology, without wisdom and responsibility can be a dangerous thing.
I prefer to live an uncomplicated life and am no slave to fickle fashion or popular opinion, though I have been known to spend more than is probably sensible on my computer and consoles. In having an account here, am hoping to encounter someone with whom I can relate, and hold an virtual conversation with, wherever on this planet they may be. A real-world meeting is not obligatory: if ever there were an opportunity for that, it is not something I would feel comfortable rushing into.