I’m just a quiet mouse, sitting in the corner.
Afraid to join in, scared to approach them,
I see them all laughing, and having a good time,
how I long to be a part of that, be like everybody else,
I wish I could join in, but the feeling is too much,
I cannot breathe, my heart is pounding,
what if they laugh? think that I’m strange?
They don’t want me with them, I am better off here,
away from it all, in my little corner,
I’ll stay as quiet as a mouse, thats the best thing to do.
Social anxiety sucks. Hearing people laugh near you, not speaking because you are afraid others will judge you, isolating yourself, always planning out a conversation you have to have before you have it, fear of making phone calls and answering them, eating in front of people, and making eye contact. It is all just part of a daily routine which seems like it will never go away. So many people suffer with social anxiety, me being one of them along with other issues. We are not selfish, we just never feel good enough. But you are not alone.