Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. What great words of wisdom! Taking that first step is always the hardest. Fear is a hindrance. Step past it.
no thanks I'm not gonna let idiots ruin my day. Be yourself no matter what other people think. Trust me you'll make much more friends and have much more fun. If they think you're weird they're not worth it.