Your fear of people is real, my Butterfly.
However you experience it.
I’m not saying that you NEED to be fearful, or that your fear is warranted…
But you feel it, and there are many, many other people out there just like you.
People who feel a bit different.
Like they don’t quite fit in.
And who don’t really know what to do when they are out in society
And for whom, interaction with another human is torture.
Just know that you’re not alone.
And know that – while it’s not something that’s generally advertised – humans are generally compassionate towards one another.
Compassion is something that is built into the human DNA
Humans are wired to look out for one another and to help the weaker ones.
So if human 1 detects fear in human 2, human 1’s most likely reaction is to show compassion.
Unless something is a bit mentally miswired in human 1.
Or unless human 1 is feeling a bit threatened themselves.
Which happens more often than you’d think.
Humans are quite wonderful creatures, actually.
Remarkably resilient and adaptable.
And despite what you might be seeing or hearing in the media, and in the news, Humans are actually growing one another.
Humans are growing stronger, and building more sustainable and resilient communities.
And humans help one another each day.
Not because they have to, but because they want to.
It’s not really such a sick, sad world after all.
Despite what you’ve been led to believe your whole life.
Here’s the truth:
Your fear of people is not necessary.
But you already know this.
And it’s quite common.
You’re less alone than you think.
Other humans can detect that you are scared.
And unless they are scared of you also, they are highly likely to show compassion towards you.
Because this is how humans are wired.
Love + light
PS – Yesterday’s blog post looked at the question, Are we officially dating?
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