When I was a teenager my parents would tell me to get out of the house. That's so backwards from what most parents tell their children. My parents always wanted me to be more social and I would tell them there's not much I can do since I was a minor. I remember one period of time when I was 16 I had no desire for human contact and I was perfectly fine just living life in solitude for a few months. I was depressed at this time too, but I've been depressed for a lot of my life so it was nothing new. For me, I hate people telling me to be social both when my lack of social contact has to do with social anxiety and when my lack of social contact has to do with the low desire for human contact. I don't want to be bothered either way! It's not just my parents but also friends. I had a friend who would try to get me to get out of the house more often so that I could hang out with her and when I hung out she kind of made it sound like she thought I was stupid for not wanting to go out in the first place. I'm sure you all know that condescending speech people give to people with social anxiety when they tell them it's a good thing they finally got out of the house. I hate that. Now I still have my parents telling me to go out more often and I'm starting to hang out with friends more often than I was a few months ago, but that means I'm hanging out 2 to 4 times a month. I don't care anymore if people think I'm a loser for hanging out less than once a week, my socially anxious life is my socially anxious life.