Sometimes people criticize me for not having close friends around here. Interestingly, those that have criticized have not offered friendship. They only put me down.
I did have a friend a long time ago but that did not work out. Why should I trust? The friend betrayed me and acted afraid of me. I don’t want that again.
It isn’t a crime to avoid people. For the most part I have nothing in common with those around me. I don’t want to be friends with people who don’t have faith in me, or who treat me like I am stupid. Why should I trust others when that trust is invariably violated?