To those who have taken offense at my attitude on the board, I apologize. I've come to realize that my condition is much different than most people here. Specifically, most people who are depressed or have social anxiety are suffering from their seclusion from others. On the other hand, while I'm reclusive and have a lifestyle that resembles that of depressed people, I actually enjoy it. So it might be correct then to conclude that I'm not depressed (though I used to be at a younger age) as it seems I've accepted my current situation as enjoyable. Whether or not my behavior is considered healthy or not is another discussion entirely, but I can't deny that I genuinely seem to enjoy being alone. I'm not saying my way is any better than another's, and each of us should do what feels right, regardless of what others think. That's what I believe. So if you're depressed from not having enough friends or lacking a relationship, it is of course in your best interest to work on accomplishing those goals. While I do think it would be nice to have more good friends, and a partner to love, it is not exactly a 'priority' on my list. That's just how I am I suppose. I hope you understand, and best of luck to all others in finding happiness.