Sometimes, religion may help... I use religion very loosely here though. A person can start looking at different philosophical perspective about one's place in life to the social fellowship with other folks with similar life views. I find that Buddhist readings are extremely helpful, regardless of one's religious orientation.
Trillian: You idiot! You signed the order to destroy Earth!
Zaphod: I did?
Arthur: He did?
Trillian: Love and kisses Zaphod? You didn't even read it, did you?
Zaphod: Well, I'm president, I don't have a lot of time for reading.
Trillian: My whole planet destroyed because you thought someone wanted your autograph!