I mean, being friendless is just as vulnerable a situation as being an alcoholic, so why doesn't one ever hear stories of people wasting their time trying to bring an introvert out of their shell in the same way you see people wasting time being obsessed with alcoholics who need curing? No one has ever tried to help me with my situation. They never think it's sad and want to help me. Instead, they ignore me or criticize me and make me feel even less motivated to try talking to them. Why doesn't anyone have genuine sympathy for shy people? Why do I always have to be responsible for the lack of initiative in a situation, rather than the others in the group?