Ok, so, whenever someone says "I don't have any friends, how do I meet some?", the answer is always "oh, go strike up some small talk with someone you meet out wherever you are (class, organizations, etc.)". How do you even do that? I've always seen people as being weirded out whenever some random dude comes up and starts just talking. Also, how do you pick out who looks like a good candidate for being a friend/small talk? All of my friends are people that I was forced to interact with, and usually wherever I am I don't see people that I think "hmm, they look cool I should go talk with them". I'm pretty tired of not having a lot of people to go do shit with (the issue of asking people to do shit also comes up here, because I have never been good at that either), so any help would be awesome.