Right now I am 21 years old, and my parents are both around 70. I feel that they are so much older than me, that they have a very difficult time understanding anything that I am going through. At college, I consider myself one of the most tame people around. I don't smoke or binge drink and spend my time either studying, lifting weights, or practicing brazilian jiu jitsu (club president). In terms of socializing, I feel like a complete misfit and hardly have any friends to socialize with in the first place. I went home this summer to take a class at a different college (have not spent a long period of time at home since the very start of college), and my parents treat me as if I were 12 years old. I turn on the television for 1 hour before I sleep on my first day home and get a 2 hour speech from my dad on how my attitude is bad. He tells me that any true pre-med student spends 100% of his time studying, and absolutely anything else done is a waste of time. He then brings up weightlifting and tells me that the 4 hours I spend doing that each week is completely wasted. (He doesn't even know I do brazilian jiu jitsu, and I don't plan on ever mentioning it). I sit there in disbelief and tell him that I have alright time management from college, and am not nearly as wild as a lot of other kids. He yells and yells, and ignores anything I say no matter how composed I stay while I try to portray my opinion. I try to convince myself he doesn't mean it literally, but he makes it quite clear that he does. For the rest of the summer, I spent almost every waking moment in my room "studying" for a class that doesn't even count for a grade (only credits transfer). I would count down the days left until I returned to college, because living at home seemed like solitary confinement in a prison. I look at my parents and I don't see an image I want to follow. They are trying to raise me to become like them, but they don't have a good relationship with each other, and can not even relate to their own son. They have absolutely no friends and no hobbies except for watching television. I understand wanting the best for their son, but for Christs sake, I think they really are taking it overboard. I am sitting at college, not wanting to talk to them on the phone, and not wanting to go home during breaks. This on top of lonelyness, girl problems, school work/premed stress, really makes me feel like I am getting mentally drowned. I guess I want to know... what in all of your opinions should I be doing to deal with this?