I had something similar but much worse happen to me once. I found it hilarious and forgot about it in under 20 minutes. Do you, folks, think the author is a mentally ill person? Scroll through the afterword especially.
The glamorization of introversion is one of the favorite mechanisms of neoliberal ideology.
This is simply sad. By the way, St Louis has a very impressive institute of psychoanalysis that could really help these poor kids by treating their parents. But the parents would need to lift their lazy asses off couches and go do some work. And it’s always easier to reconstruct a kid instead.