What Am I to Do?

I often have fantasies about being even remotely popular. I'm not even talking about quarterback-on-the-football-team-with-a-cheerleader-girlfriend popular. I'm just talking about being with it somehow.

I have these fantasies because I spend so much of my time alone. My social anxiety inhibits me so much that I don't know how to make even basic friendships. Yes, I have friendships, but these are people like me. People who live in shells just like I do. I know I live such a shell, but what can I do? It's cozy in here.

Any advice? 

rustyguy rustyguy
18-21, M
2 Responses Jul 12, 2008

Find some better freinds

I had some friends in that circle and too be honest most of them were very superficial - they are not worth it. I had so much more fun with my drama/band friends then I ever did with the others. I could be myself, not worry so much about whether I was wearing the most trendy clothes or not. My drama/band friends were always accepting of me regardless. In addition, those friendships were much more valuable and the friends were more loyal. Enjoy what you have and make the best of the circle of friends that you have. I promise in the end it will be worth it.