I'm 37, have had social anxiety issues since as long as i can remember. When i left high school, i dropped out of college after 3 days because of it then spent the next 5 years living in my room as a recluse.
I've since learned that there are some others out there with very similar experiences! I think its great to share especially when youre in the habit of making pessimistic assumptions about how the world will react to you, etc, but obviously its very hard to do for people like us.
So here i am, saying hi and hoping to be part of something good
you sound like a nice person
"I take what is mine. I pay the iron price."