Don't ever try to improve things for other people. Well, not until you've improved the things you need/want to, first (mental health, etc) Trust me, I've been there far more often than I like to admit. Once you're feeling better about you, other people's crap falls into place. Not the worst idea in the world. With a few exceptions. Socialise at work. Or with us. Just keep the daily race stuff daily race themed. Start a "MIE's random thoughts" thread. Your long posts lead themselves to a decent discussion. You just need to aim them at the right place. Back to the recluse bit . . As long as you see family, etc, don't worry about it. I very rarely go out. There are people out there. I hate people. Much better conversation from the cats. Neither do I. I'm one of those "I like big, practical diesel estate" wierdos. I can't stand watching car races. They bore me to death. Bike racing is where it's at. Unless it's gaming. Then it's the other way around.