I PROMISE TO NETWORK MORE, you should too. - Social Anxiety Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
SAS Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,908
My Mood: Sad

I PROMISE TO NETWORK MORE, you should too.

I feel that part of the reason why I and many others feel ourselves stagnating in adult life is our inability to network.

I am guilty of this. Even as I post this thread I know to myself I am terrible at this.
I mean, I often sit at this computer saying to myself that I have no friends, and whenever I have a problem, legally, financially or otherwise, I feel I have nobody to turn to.

But the thing is..THIS IS NOT TRUE.

In the last year alone, 2 of my primary school classmates have become lawyers, others are mechanics, at least one of them is a Carpenter...others work in the bank etc....
And everybody is on Facebook.

I have been stuck in my head so long thinking "we have nothing in common socially" that I have allowed myself to lose these contacts.

So today I made a baby-step. I chatted up one of my old classmates...just a simple, high hello, how is life, if I need anything in (your specific field) can I count on you ? ...and to my surprise, the person said yes...even if we haven't spoken in years.

The thing is....this doesn't come naturally...I consciously have to do it...but it is necessary. This is how the world works.

It's more than just your paper qualifications....it's networking.

So I challenge you today...you may have a plumbing problem, a legal problem, something financial ....I challenge you to look up your list of classmates from school...there must be at least one person who you can consult.
VIncymon is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2020, 05:07 AM
Social experimenter
asittingducky's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Posts: 669
My Mood: Doubtful
Some people are so good at networking it's called corruption
asittingducky is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2020, 05:10 AM
'functioning' psycho
Persephone The Dread's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: I've come to burn your kingdom down one ****post at a time
Language: Eng (UK,) 下手な日本語
Posts: 38,334
It's very obvious to me that we live in two very different worlds lol, but good luck.

edit: also kind of old thread that someone bumped for some reason. I had some more thoughts but post is too old to bother.

Lucy's bitten
Neck is bleeding bad
The teeth have long departed
Yet the desire burns strong
On in desire for destruction
One on which she'll depend
One that ceases to deepen
Too near bitter end

Black through the mountains
She turns her loosening ring
Guardian angel sings
"I think you've lost your wings, but you're still yours
You're still yours, you're still yours"

Persephone The Dread is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome