^^ You just need friends with the same spark of curiosity and interest in life that you have. That's one of the great things about the Internet-- you can meet people like that. When I was a kid, my family and friends bored me to tears. When I went to work in health care, things were somewhat better because I was surrounded by medical professionals, but they were still mostly very specialized and seldom well-rounded. I didn't start meeting really interesting people until I went online.