I had to buy some head light lamps for the car and parts for the washing machine. I bought them locally and ended up paying way too much for them. I hate that.
As much as I'd like to support local brick and mortar business, I really find it hard to justify when I'm paying $30-$40 for items I can get online for under $10 including shipping.
I hate hearing stories about people who have been bullied. Afterwards, they reinvent and change themselves then they get friends then have a social life. Isn't there any way you can have friends without changing yourself?
Yes there is. You'll have to put up with some BS along the way though but it's worth in the long haul. People will either accept you as you are, or they aren't good friend material. I never felt the need to "reinvent myself" according to someone eases idea of what I should be, "To thine own self be true".