I'm going into my sophomore year of college. My freshman year was good overall, got a group of friends, did well in classes, partied a bit, etc. Only bad thing was my roommate. But I've got a much better one this year so that problem is out of the way. Anyway, onto my main problem. I have a few interests that are considered "weird" by most people. Most people know I'm a bit of a nerd since I play a lot of video games and know a lot about computers but they don't care much about that. But these other interests would be very weird to them (mostly because they don't really understand them). It doesn't help that all of the other people on campus with these interests are some of the weirdest people I've ever met. In high school this was fine because I wasn't living with my peers 24/7 so I could just do my own thing at home. But now that I live with my friends 24/7 I can't really do my own thing (especially since I have a roommate). Now I know I just shouldn't care what other people think and that they're not really my friend if they don't like me because of these interests, but I just feel "stuck" since I HAVE to see them 24/7. Having a social life is obviously very important, but I feel like I HAVE to conform to what everyone else likes and does. Sometimes I think about introducing my friends to this stuff since they just don't understand it and I know they would love it if they tried. But I was with some of my female friends once and they were checking out the facebook of a guy they were going nuts about only to see these interests on there. Instant turn off. They never even mentioned his name again. That's the moment I realized that these interests really can alienate people for some reason. It just seems like social suicide to let anyone know about this. I doubt there's much I really can do for now except wait until I can get my own place (school forces you to stay with campus housing all 4 years).