As a sufferer of Avoidant Personality Disorder I'm much happier sitting on the sidelines and watching life go by. I find watching people more interesting than talking to them if that makes sense. The problem is I find the suffering, the wars, the religious hatred, the greed etc of life so tragic and depressing it makes my head want to burst. I accept there's nothing I can do about it but I feel such an alien from the human race and I can't understand why we are so cruel to each other. Is it even worth trying to empathize or should I just switch off and be glad my suffering is less than certain others? Ignorance is bliss - how true.