I'm sure there are others like me on this forum that are very "weak", and dependent on others to function and survive. I'm sure its acceptable if you suffer from an illness and may need care. People in general can understand that. I guess for me, where I look like a normal, healthy, 24-year old, if they see me as not strongly independent, they will laugh me out of the room. To be fair, maybe I just suffer from mental illnesses which are less apparent. For instance, I'm scheduled to take a trip to India in September, (I may decide to cancel it though). I'm going with my dad and cannot imagine going otherwise without him as my guide, translator, etc.. Whereas there are many that don't know the language at all and can visit there just fine. I can understand a fair bit but speak extremely little. I've had the easy life, and I'll bet my parents have pampered and babied me too much, they'd admitted to it rarely. They've taken care of me, so maybe that's why I've had little need for friends, interactions, etc. I've just safely stayed in my home, my fortress of solitude. I think its also due to Indian culture that parents will baby their children more than "normal". But for instance, I cannot imagine moving out and living on my own at all. Whereas others would laugh themselves to death seeing that I cannot do that, especially at my age. I just feel like such a weakling, a spineless worm. I actually think of committing suicide when I move out of their house as I'd literally have no support. I wonder if there are any others in my shoes?