People say “leave me alone” but that is not what they really mean.
We do not want to be left alone. We crave human contact and love, desire the approval of our peers, and need friends. What we do not want is to be bullied, coerced, blackmailed, nagged, or made to feel guilty about our choices.
We want to be ourselves, to determine our own paths and preferences. And more than anything, we want you to love us for who we really are, not as reflections of you, or who you think we ought to be … but what we are, with all our weird idiosyncrasies and peculiarities.