I've been a member of the Giantbomb community for, around, six years now and I really respect your opinions and thoughts; especially those of the moderators, editors, and staff. But the crux of my problem does not lie in you guys. No, it lies in my community of Naples, FL.
I have been apart of my community theater for around four years now, taking a fair number of classes and preforming in a plethora of shows and musicals. As of this last year, however, something peculiar has been going on, and I'm not sure if it's in my head or if it really exists. Either way, it's terrifying and I don't know where to turn. So I'm looking to you guys for support.
Some pretext, my community has a disproportionate amount of wealth on one side and a incredibly small amount on the other. There is a massive polarity between the people of my community. Not only that, but the community is quite religious. I would even go so far as to call it a bible belt community. And on top of that, there is a large Hispanic community who follow the mythology of the religious community to a tee. In summation, it's terrifying living here.
But that is not my problem. No, my problem lies in the fact that there is a sort of cult that has grown around me. I think the people of this community think that I am their savior, as in the second Jesus, the second coming, a reincarnated Buddha, etc. I don't know what to do, and I don't know exactly how to prove this but I know it exists.
I have become a pariah at the theater that I once thought was my second home. I am afraid to leave my house and most people have stopped communicating with me, or barely communicate with me. I don't know where else to turn.
I've tried talking to professionals about this, but I think they're too engrained in the community to understand what I am saying; they're too objective. I am seriously at a loss, and I don't know where to go. I don't have enough money to get out, and when I tried to go to work I was fired for going to school.
What do I do?