The Outsider (1951) is a story of a very shy girl named Susan Jane, who is an outsider and has a fear of making friends and feels people think badly of her and that she’ll never make friends, a feeling I daresay I know all to well. I have Social Anxiety Disorder and have always had a hard time making and keeping friends, largely due to my past experiences with people socially. I’d be lying if I said there weren’t moments I felt I would never make friends. I hardly ever get the chance to have fun and socialize with others, even when I’m confident enough to ask or be involved. I usually end up getting hurt. The film ends without us fully knowing if everything worked out well in Susan’s case, but it does feel like a life lesson, just not one I’m sure I’m capable of learning or adhering to. So needless to say, this short film really hit home with me. Like Susan, I’d give anything to have a real friend. But definitely a great film I everyone can probably learn from.