posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 01:08 AM
My initial response to this thread was minor outrage, I still don't know whether or not to think the OP as some form of attention seeking troll.
But, I will be kinder than my response on page 4.
Social Anxiety Disorder is terrible. And I agree, emphatically.
I was at the stage where I wouldn't leave the house. If I got -forced- to leave the house, my head would be down, I wouldn't meet anyone's eye, I
swear that everyone was looking at me, judging me, whatever. I had 2 friends who I trusted though, from school years beforehand. Occasionally they
would drag me out for dinner or for a movie, that entire time I would be staring at my feet, they had to order things for me, speak for me, I wouldn't
even look at the clerk, cashier or waitress.
It's no way to live, and as I grew older I thought - bugger that. I need to LIVE.
To this day, I still shake and tremble sometimes, still feel that horrible feeling in my chest when speaking to strangers, sometimes when I do my
grocery shopping I SWEAR that the cashier is looking at me funny. I stutter and stumble when talking on the phone, phones are the WORST. Even writing
here on ATS, a lot of the time I don't even post, I just delete everything I want to say.
But. Who cares? YOU should. It's YOUR life. YOU'RE the one who matters. DO something for yourself. Life IS what you make it.