I've always felt like a background character.

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I've always felt like a background character in everyone else's story. It's led to broken friendships and crippling anxiety that I'm never enough to stay in someone's life.

I've been accused of thinking I'm too great to communicate with friends, when the truth is that I so badly want to be thought of by the people in my life that I think of most and I feel that reaching out is just going to be received with an eye roll and annoyance.

I've started to find my own story line. It has fewer characters than I had hoped, but I am finally the protagonist.

- Human