I feel like this because many people who are of my age are highly skittish around me, and living in a small Southern town worsens my situation. But, it seems like people of my age group trifle themselves with idle pursuits and they usually make short-sighted decisions that they come to regret when they are old. In my society, intellect and education are disposed in favour of American football. The people of my society view reading, science, mathematics, etc. as "nerdy". It's not so much that I am anti-social, it is just that I am introverted and I don't have many close connections with a large majority of the people that live with me, let alone, the people around the world around my age I occasionally connect with; the reason that I am like this is because they lack a plethora of book knowledge and because of that, it not only makes them 'stupid', but they appear immature. I want to know how many people aged 18-39 take a profound enjoyment in education and intellectual pursuits and are determined to achieve such? Where I live, I hardly know any person 18-35 that shares my struggle.