Because you still need social skills to get you places. Because we haven’t evolved to not need human interaction. Because being present will reduce anxiety. Because without people, you’ll just be alone in your living room with your device.
My problem was that I thought I was smart: I won piano competitions; I scored nineties in university; I majored in physics; I published academic papers; I got accepted into a direct-entry PhD program at the most prestigious university in Canada. I was inexperienced, a tad bit narcissistic and too proud. So when life got … Continue reading I got fancy
Or waste time. Set a timer and abide by it.
Even if it complicates things. Because it's more fun that way. And that’s how it should be. With the coolest people you know.
Then every surprise will be pleasant.
And it must be controlled. Who are you to exert yours unfairly over another? Know there’s always someone who can do the same to you.