To find a like-minded soul - one of the most difficult things in the world.
Sometimes it isn't so easy to talk to people around you. You just discover you don't have anything in common with most people around you; your interests, beliefs, hobbies, nothing matches! That kind of a scenario is bound to make you feel like an 'out-cast' in a very powerful and crazy way. Finding a like-minded soul can seem like the hardest thing in the world at times, as stated in the quote above. However, it isn't always as difficult as it seems.
Three Easy Ways to Find Your Kin
There are some very simple things that can help you groom yourself and improve your social life. These are simple solutions that sometimes elude us, because we focus more on the problem than on what could prove to be simple solutions to it. Hope they help you out.
The first and foremost tip would be to go out and socialize. For people to mingle and mix with you, it is important they know that you share some common interests with them; why else is a sensible looking guy going to come up to you and ask you to go out for coffee with him? Think about it... Hasn't something similar happened to you before? You didn't know that quiet girl who sits at the last desk in the office had a beautiful voice and loved to sing till the function in office at which she sang; and that was when you went up to her and talked to her for the first time. And now you girls are going to concerts and gigs all the time! Many a time, we do not take efforts to find out more about the people around us; unless we are romantically interested... Why? Don't let that happen to you.
That kind of rings with a negative bell; the first thing that comes to the mind is something like Alcoholics Anonymous! But that is not true! If you love reading, join a book club. If you love traveling and trekking, join a trekkers group. If you are a movie buff, attend the different film festivals that are held in the city. Go alone; you will be more comfortable approaching others, and they will be more comfortable approaching you too. If you and a couple of your friends are interested in something, why not start your own group? You might just get a crazy response! Joining clubs and groups lets you brainstorm with like-minded people. It helps you gain perspective on your concepts and ideas. Everybody is an individual, so even with many people sharing an interest, every single person would have a different take on it.
Social Networking has greatly revolutionized communication in the 21st century. It isn't difficult to find people with similar interests anymore; all you have to do is put up a status about something, and people pour in; "Oh, you like Pink Floyd too? There is this gig coming up... I'll be going with a couple of friends, you wanna join us?". It's as easy as that. Facebook, Twitter, etc., all have groups of people who share similar interests. Join in and contribute. Explore. The only problem with online pursuits is if your like-minded people are halfway across the globe! However, befriending them and getting to know them better would still add to your experience, your knowledge. It is definitely worth it. Also getting to know people from different parts of the world makes your experience global.
It is very important for one to have at least a few people in their lives with whom they can do things together, talk about stuff. Man wasn't made to live in solitude. I hope these basic tips will help you find your kin. The bottom line is to be more receptive and open and give yourself and others a chance to get along and become friends. Start talking, and you are sure to find people which whom you share similar interests and hobbies. Happy socializing!