You are not damaged. You are not socially handicapped. You are young and you are learning how to live.
Oh man, this is simply the best advice that NOBODY ever takes.
I read this and instantly remembered the time a friend called me up and said “hey, remember how you told me I need to stop drinking so much and refocus my energy on opening myself up to new experiences? I met this dude at a bar and did coke for the first time!”