I have a childhood friend that works in I.T. His dad did some sort of psychological trauma on him and he was a dork in high school. He wasn't a dork actually, he was really quite popular but his first crush turned him down so his self image isn't that great. He used to work out, set goals, work hard to accomplish them and date beautiful women. Anymore he stays at home and plays video games and posts rants about society on F/B. He is becoming more hostile towards everyone around him and more of a shut in. We still keep in touch and are on good terms and I have talked to him about getting out and meeting people, picking up a hobby, etc. It seems that everytime he comes around, he goes back to the psychotic side. He is self aware enough to know what he's doing and I think he actually likes to pretend that he doesn't care and he's some bad ass guy. He's not, really, he's a pretty sensitive guy that is over compensating. I'm at the point where I've just given up and I'm not going to bother with it anymore. I plan on keeping in touch to a degree and I won't end the friendship over it, I just think he's missing out on life by not having friends to hang out with, productive things to do outside of work and all of the other stuff that keeps people grounded. I know that people have to figure things out on their own but I wish there was a way to get him to see that the ability to be a nice guy and network with friends will make him happier in the long run rather than being angry by choice. Any advice...?