It's a shallow view, but that's what a few people have told me so far. When they ask me what I like, I say I love to play video games. When they ask me what I do in my free time, I'll say I mostly play video games. When they ask me what my plans are for the weekend, I'll say I'll be gaming for most part.
Sure, I'm 25, may not have a girlfriend, may barely have a social life, etc. So okay, maybe I do wish my social life was "slightly" better. But I'm satisfied for most part. I don't care about having a lot of social contacts. I don't care about going out and partying. I'm enjoying my life well enough right now.
Yet these people are telling me that I have to go out and do various things to experience life, in order to really live. Just because they wouldn't be happy living like me, doesn't mean I don't like living like me.
Well, this topic isn't just about me. I'm wondering, with a varied society like we have, why people still expect others to do certain things in life. Not so much focus on it with children, but a lot on teens and what comes after that. They're saying everyone is unique, yet expecting everyone to go through pretty much the same things in life. If you don't, you're not living your life properly. It doesn't matter if you're satisfied or not, since, apparently it matters more what those others think.
What's with this ignorant view from western society?
And what's your own view on it? If you think deeply, do you think people aren't living life the way they should if they don't do some things you did, or some things that were very common in the environment you grew up in and live in?
*Note: I mention western society, due to not knowing how it's handled in other cultures.