If you have any hope of making a real human connection while on this planet, it would behoove you not to misrepresent yourself. You are who you are, and if you are not being that fully, you will miss out on the people who will love you for who you are. True story. You are probably harder on yourself than anyone else will be, and if they are, I guarantee you they are not worth your time or attention. Look over there. Someone is reading a book, tapping on their keyboard, feeding the pigeons, meditating on a blanket under a tree, waiting for the bus. They are alone, too. Learn to be still with them. Smile into their eyes. Too many people are afraid. Life is too short to let that stop you from reaching out, from sharing yourself and seeking others who will do that, too.