Well for a few years now I've always been pretty introverted/anti social. I mean I have my moments where I'll be in the mood and go out and want to talk to girls/people/etc. but its pretty few and far between. People feel tell me I always look depressed even when I feel like I'm in a perfectly normal state of mind. It's almost as if I don't feel happy unless I have a reason to rather than feeling happy unless I have a reason not to. Most of the time I don't like going out/meeting new people because generally it seems like a waste of time.The people are shallow, annoying, and seemingly not worth my time. I'm not really afraid of what they think of me or anything like that but I don't feel like putting in the effort. Moreover, I really don't have I feel like I should talk to them about. One issue I find myself confronting often is the need for validation from my accomplishments. I compare myself to others a lot of times and what they have done. This tendency is my greatest/worst enemy because it forces me to try to engage in productive activities. If I don't I feel like I'm wasting my time. While this helps with school work and mundane stuff like that I'm usually left unhappy. Overall I feel like I understand some of these major problems but am at a loss as to how to change my mindset and course of actions to make me happier.