I'm a 22 year old student, and lately I've been thinking a lot about how I have been living my life (and how i want to live in the future). I tend to pick up solitary activities like video games or listening to/buying music and obsessively engage myself in these activities as a passtime. Obsessively in the sense that I can wake up and start playing a game for 16-20 hours and go back to sleep without doing anything else on a given day and not miss a thing outside of what I've done. I've noticed that I treat my family as an obligation. I live 15 minutes from my parents and see them less than once a month, only if my siblings come to town or when I need assistance. Most people I know enjoy going home for holidays like christmas, I went home for a meal and returned to my apartment by 4pm out of boredom. I know this upset my parents, but I can honestly say I'd rather watch tv or play video games alone than make small talk with my family. Their jobs bore me, and I don't have funny anecdotes from my math classes to discuss. I also treat my friends in a similar manner. They're more like regular drinking buddies to me than people I'd help in times of need. You might suggest I find new friends but I am terribly uncomfortable approaching people I don't know, and I don't need to leave my comfort zone to find new people to hang out with on the weekends. Yes this also means I am single, I don't have the time or attention span to devote to a girlfriend. I don't go out of my way to treat these people in such a way. I suppose it's more out of neglect than anything else; more people makes a better "party" in my friends' eyes and my parents are happy enough just to see me when they do. I just don't want to inconvenience myself soley to satisfy any of them. At 22, I don't enjoy going to bars, movies, the gym, driving, or pretty much any activity that takes me out of my apartment regularly. I realize it isn't "normal" to spend my time alone, but if it's where I'm "happiest" it can't be bad. Right? I've never had an issue with anxiety or depression, but "mindless entertainment" isn't very gratifying when it's essentially all that I do. I'm not sure, yet, whether I have an issue with my current lifestyle, but I don't see my behaviors changing any time soon and I wonder if I can rationalize it for myself or if I should seek professional help. I'm interested in some other people's perspective on this so if anyone has any thoughts I'd like to hear them.