How many of you are Housebound, that is, Afraid to venture into Public places? If so, then why? I'd like to know about it in this thread. In my case, I try to get out of the house as much as possible. To that end, I got rid of my computer, because I had found that going on-line became addictive--to the point that I preferred the on-line world instead of the Real world. Even my own therapist always reminds me that the condition of your on-line friends being preferred over Real-world friends is a sickness. I agree with him--not because he's my therapist but also because I see the logic in it. That is, we humans are meant for In-person interaction. To that end, as I said, I got rid of my computer. Instead, in order to get on line, I go to the Public Library to use the Internet, which is where I am at this very moment composing this post. This way, I get into the Public. Because while I use the computer at this Library, I sometimes converse with other patrons who come to this library. There are six computers side by side, so I often converse with those other users who go on line at this library. That way, I get In-person Interaction. The point I'm driving at is that I feel much better emotionally after getting rid of my computer since it enabled me to travel to the Public Library where I get In-person socialization. So my other question is, do any of you also feel that having Internet at home can hinder attempts to get out of your house? Does your preference for on-line friends hamper any attempts or desire to make In-person type of friends?