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Should you stay in or go out? If you spend much time online, you may have noticed that homebody-ish sentiments are increasingly popular year-round—particularly among millennials. And while it's true that going out can be a drag—it builds character.

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  • "Horrified, you hear yourself saying clichéd things like 'it is what it is' at a dinner party." This made me smile with recognition. I also appreciated Sarah's perspective that despite the homebody cultural moment, maybe we should go out anyway. I love the idea that going out when we're feeling reclusive

    "Horrified, you hear yourself saying clichéd things like 'it is what it is' at a dinner party." This made me smile with recognition. I also appreciated Sarah's perspective that despite the homebody cultural moment, maybe we should go out anyway. I love the idea that going out when we're feeling reclusive can build character—like sending a kid to basketball practice or something. But also...no plans on Friday nights.

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  • Being an introvert is not "bad", but it can lead to bad places. Being socially awkward, shouldn't stop interactions. Social anxiety is a problem. Going out, does not mean you have to spend a lot of money. There are free events at museums, galleries, happy hours, Meetup, Facebook events, Internations

    Being an introvert is not "bad", but it can lead to bad places. Being socially awkward, shouldn't stop interactions. Social anxiety is a problem. Going out, does not mean you have to spend a lot of money. There are free events at museums, galleries, happy hours, Meetup, Facebook events, Internations, MeetIn, etc. There are lots of options that were not available previously. Just make an effort and it will pay off, but you have to make an honest effort and figure it out. I was a severe introvert, and still can be introverted and spend a wknd reading or watching tv. But I force myself to make an effort in new cities to make at least new acquaintances. Rejection may be painful, but like all things it gets easier. You develop thicket skin. And, why should a strangers rudeness have such power over you?

    Life is a journey and new experiences are awesome