Alex Seitsinger : You seriously are unaware of alcohol consumption laws in the Arab part of the world? Qatar had to make an exception for the 2022 World Cup. BTW, I think that Crivens meant to write "Riyadh"...Why is this so? What happens?
Now THAT is gaslighting by others. If people want to depend on you, tell them that you want something in return. It's only fair, I think. My thinking goes, it would be good to learn to manage that kind of back-and-forth, set your own terms, see what's palatable to you, see what's palatable to the other person. Sometimes people get offended by the idea of horse trading - and I've seen more than my fair share of stories where you give an inch, and they take a mile.If I'm of use to people then they might depend on me, then if I can't sustain usefulness harm will come to them and I will be responsible. I can do things in isolation and I always do when opportunities arise but I can't be depended on.
I think that bakul 's advice to find an "online tribe" is pretty spot-on. These Forums are a great example of one such "tribe". The primary aim of the FreeBSD forums is to provide a quality place to exchange technical info - primarily related to FreeBSD, of course. But no, we don't exactly expect everyone to be a coder or an expert in something. One doesn't need to have an active project on Github to participate in these Forums. If you have technical expertise to share, that's great, but if not, that's OK.I'm afraid to ever reach out to them because the sheer extent of my interpersonal needs will scare them off. I can't give what I need, so I wouldn't be welcome in any "tribe". I'd be a drain.
These Forums also put in some effort to have some rules so that we're not the Wild West like Discord. These rules make it possible to have a civil conversation - yeah, it's with a FreeBSD slant, and we do tell ppl to refer to the User Handbook.
I guess I'd like to suggest to OP that they find something to do that they can be good at and take pride in being good at it... it doesn't even matter what exactly - it can even be cooking. I personally have a few dishes myself that I know I'm good at making. Oh, and I'm good at picking out a watermelon, BTW, something I do take pride in.