As most holidays are spent w/family, and mine's either dead or insane, I tend to just go through the motions, as the cheer feels forced and artificial in my environment. I enjoy these events independent of the crowds, in my own private way. No frills.- Holidays and festivals (whatever is commonly celebrated in your part of the world)
I don't get out much, really unless it's something that piques my interest directly, like something involving the arts. Benefit shows and stuff like that appeal to me, and supporting local music/art. If that counts for anything.- Other community or social norms, rituals and events that have struck you as not being amazingly vapid
Weddings/baby showers, and all that noise.. fortunately most of my friends don't give a damn about formalities & either skip it or don't want/ expect anyone but family around (since family is usually the driving force behind doing it to begin with).
Beyond all that, I tend to be off-radar when it comes to social/community stuff. I just don't feel like I 'need' it in my life that much, I guess.
I've enjoyed these experiences whenever I have the space and freedom to come & go as I please. Dip my feet in without being expected to jump in. Jump in, if I want, but hop out when I feel I've had enough, with minimal risk of my departure being mistaken for a slight.Have you had any positive experiences or feelings about any of these things? What have they been like? Why do you think you enjoyed them?
I'm mostly looking for responses from so-last people over the age of 25 because I feel that a.) the personality is pretty solid by then and b.) because they should have outgrown the teens and early twenties brand of self-absorption but young 'uns, you can respond, too, if you want.