My biggest issue is that I feel like some kind of alien on this planet at times. When I'm with a group of people they are laughing at jokes that I don't find are funny. They find joy in sports, parties, and group gatherings. I just don't find laughter and joy in those things. I feel better when I'm by myself or with one friend at a time doing things like taking a walk or sitting on the beach or watching animals do funny things. I don't understand why I don't like the things that most people find enjoyable. It's also hard to make friends because I don't find many people that like to do the same things I like to do or have the same conversations that I like to have. Is this Anedonia (spelling?) or social anxiety? How do you overcome this or is this something that needs to be overcome? Is this just normal?
Thanks for sharing. I'm not a doctor as you know so take my response lightly. It sounds to me indeed like social anxiety which is closely related to depression. Good mental health requires a proper balance of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. When we don't have these things, we see life so differently.
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