The problem most of you have is that you insert yourself into situations where you feel like people will be pleased by your presence and you will have a platform to produce fun from thin air and have the existential moment where you connect with someone who likes and feels for you. I've got a really tight-knit group of friends and we all like similar shit and have similar hobbies, but with enough difference to constantly challenge and learn from one another. The important part is that we all do shit together that we'd be comfortable doing alone. It's not one big co-depedency party. Sometimes we'll be lounging around 6-7 people deep and all be doing different shit. One is on his phone, one is playing his switch, the other is on the xbox, one is on the computer showing everyone stupid shit they read on sherdog, one is flipping through a book. That's what i don't get about this disdain for millenials and how they "Don't connect" because while yes, it's strange that a bunch of people can go to a bar and all be on their phones, there's this organic sense of bonding that comes from being "alone together". Person 2 sees something on their phone they know person 5 loves, and person 1 gets a kill with person 3's favorite gun. Person 5 reads a line in a book they know Person 1 would enjoy. On and on. I used to party a lot as a vegas local, especially in my teens and you like create these big parties or gatherings where everyone is just fucking glued to everyone and the manic energy of expectation is driving everyone to be louder, bolder, more intense, but honestly you know what the best feeling at a party is? When you get someone alone and you guys just sit down in a quiet area and talk. It's a type of connection you don't feel in those staged party situations where you feel like there is an audience and you're performing. You have to have your lines rehearsed and say them perfectly. It's annoying, boring and depressing. I've done some crazy shit and had awesome parties at big hotels, MGM, Palms, Cosmopoitan, all that shit you dream about posting to your IG story, but damn dude, i would be driving home and wind up at my front door just kind of...bummed. Even if I hooked up with someone or did something cool or funny or got that bacherlorette party to show us their tits from the ground floor while we were in one of the top suites, it's just like...why tho? I've never just driven home from hanging with my best friends just bullshitting around at a bar, or even sitting in the bed of someone's truck at a Del Taco til 4 in the morning talking about each other's exes and thought anything negative. You get me @Goonerview ? Did I make any sense?