I grew up with selective mutism and social anxiety and was always alienated because of how quiet I was. I’m 25 now and I still feel so alienated. I haven’t seen these people who have made me feel that way in ten years but I still feel so isolated and as though I’m not human. I can’t connect with others around me or my environment. I feel like an alien from another planet and everything here is so different from me. I can make any connection. When I’m try to be around other people, it makes me feel even more alone than when I actually am alone. I just feel so uneasy around other people. How do I feel like a human? How can I connect?