JimBob4554: I wish I could go back to when I felt part of a group. Back to the gamer days in early high school. I don't want to lose everyone I have now.. but things were better back then. (Stereotypical - "things were better in the past." I know that I wasn't happy as such - I was almost constantly depressed - but I'm worse now than I was then, I know that, and then, I had a better support group and people I could relate to. I think that's a large part of the problem - I like the people I hang out with, but I can't relate to any of them.)]
I think that's part of the reason I turn to Slater sometimes. He's got a good head on his shoulders and can examine things and make good judgements, but also, he makes me feel like I'm part of something. Because he was part of what I was part of - and a very large and important part of it at that.
*am part of. While the gamer group isn't seen together very often anymore, it's still a closer-knit feeling than anything else I've encountered outside of my family. (And yes, Leah and Amanda - you're part of this too.)