I think I know what TimeCurator means since I'm in a similar situation. I think I'll expand on his original thoughts a bit. It's useless to always be an outsider. If you ever want to accomplish anything, you'll have to enter society at least somewhat. I think the biggest obstacle is to think outside of yourself. I used to live my life as I were at war with the world. I lived trying to get myself ahead and saw everyone as an obstacle. My general state of mind was of extreme hatred towards every single person. I now see that I am part of the human race and I have a responsibility towards them. Is our goal not trying to make everyone aware of reality to form a better society? Instead of just shoving accusations in peoples' faces of how they're stupid and everything they've ever believed in is wrong, show them. I know I make a difference in the life of many people I meet, and that in turn spreads to others. Even just by being around people, they see a person in a healthy state of mind and it does make a difference. And the benefits aren't just one-sided either. People have insights into life that you have missed and it always helps to get an outside perspective of yourself.
EDIT: Just saw the Langan video and there is proof positive. He spent all his time in a library and he got nowhere in life.