Pahaha socialising with magic the gathering players bahaah
It speaks to how shitty my social skills were at one point. And how they continue to be shitty, but to a lesser degree. The more people I meet and have to deal with, the more people I find I can get along with to some degree and then learn from. And there are obviously those who are really good at socializing, yet I can't learn from them simply because I haven't put in the ground work to build up to their level and they don't see me as an equal in that respect in order to truly get along with. It's like there can be no exchange if the value of what you have to offer is perceived as lesser, and social skills are basically the only indicator giving someone's speech true value, provided the content is solid. I know the way I see the general magic playing community as being horrible at social interaction are the way some people look at me, and the only answer is to learn where I can, from who I can, and eventually move on to the next highest value I can afford.