Originally Posted by JRiverMartin
I lived that way (slightly hermit-like) for a bunch of years in the last decade. Now I need to be more socially involved. The pendulum has swung back and forth a few times over my four+ decades of life. Slow-swinging pendulum.
This is getting a bit OT, but I just love my cats so much, and they are at home, so that is where I need to be if I want to be with my cats (all 30-something of them, mostly ferals, but some are friendly). So, it's not really about avoiding people PER SE, but there aren't many humans who want to be around cats as much as I do, and the ones who do are busy with THEIR cats (i do rescue/fostering, and a lot of the "quality time" I speak of is spent cleaning up after them).