Yes. You CAN do this. That's the first thing I need to say. I challenge my thoughts and yours. Prove yourself wrong.
It's easier to get through life with many thinking I'm an asshole/space case than saying a word barely anyone understands, then try to explain myself. Repeatedly.
As previously mentioned, participants of this group aren't hiding under the sheets as I was doing. For the most part, if I was in a dangerous situation, they would be the best bodyguards on the planet. No bending of these spines, I wish I had a bit of their gumption. Therefore I completely understood why no mingling outside group was strongly enforced.