It is possible to go outside and meet people. You just need to face your fears, dont let them ruin your life. And take small steps towards changing your situation
I do go out...there's nowhere around here to meet people into the same things I am (if they even exist), though. Very small and boring city. No clubs or meetups or anything. :/ Only bars, and I don't drink or have much in common with people who do.
When I was in therapy my psychologist tried twice to set me up with other people with my interests, and we all agreed...first one never replied to me...second one stood me up and then said she didn't want to meet with me after all. -_-
All but one of my old friends moved away after graduation and weren't interested in keeping in touch (most weren't into the same things I am, anyway). There's one who still lives in the area and whenever I run into her in public she asks me to get in touch with her...but she never replied to my last snail mail or last two e-mails! So I don't know why she keeps asking. Frustrating.
Numerous times I've tried to befriend likeminded people online, but they never returned my interest. Some of them were especially cruel in their rejections. (Expressing enthusiasm for getting to know me in one e-mail...then when I meekly asked what's up after not hearing from them for several weeks/months, angrily demanding, "What makes you think you're important enough for me to waste time on you?" or just never replying at all.)
In 17 years I've made one friend online...I'm grateful for her, but she approached me first, and we don't share many similar interests. I don't wish to bore her with my stuff.
And so I've grown even more anxious about seeking friends into the same things I am.
If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.
(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
"No canoes...no maple sugar...this place is horribly uncivilized."--Manabozho, Escape From Manitou Island