I hate my school. Grad students are socially inept here. I moved July 25th and still have no friends. It’s not my fault. I only control my actions, not other people’s. If they want to be flaky bitches, that’s fine with me. But as soon as I find out someone is like that, I delete them everywhere out of my life: social media, my phone, etc. My best friend is actually my old manager from one of my shitty retail jobs. She’s 15 years older than me but is the only reliable person who actually invites me out to do stuff. If you’re suffering in grad school too, then I feel for you. Anyone who says you don’t need friends or that’s not why you’re there is stupid. Grad students have high rates of depression and it’s easy to isolate yourself. I wish I had the solution but I don’t because I keep meeting losers and pieces of shit here. I’ll post back when I find out how to make friends. Maybe the solution is that you have to move to a city where there are more people or that you have to look outside grad school for friends. Or maybe it’s not as simple as that and people sucking is just an epidemic now. I think that actually may be the problem. So many people are so full of shit and into themselves. Trust me on this. If they don’t give you the who, what, where, when, then they are not serious about hanging out from you and you should start ignoring them if you haven’t already.