(And I don't think that is what actually got said either, if I get a voice in this.)
Human beings by nature are social animals.
We learn language from others.
We are raised by others, we are not independent from birth.
We instinctively develop cultures.
And so on.
Just your participation in this forum suggests that you need SOME sort of social connection to thrive. Otherwise you wouldn't be here.
So I don't think one can deny that, by nature, human beings are at least in great part social creatures... even if some of us are more social than others.
Being over-social is bad to one's health. It could suggest dependency, for example, on what others think... as well as the inability to have a private independent stable core.
Being under-social is also bad for one's health. It could suggest fear and self-protectiveness, for example -- blocking people out not because of a natural state of being fairly independent, and I really WOULD wager that people who routinely block out others ARE doing it out of protectiveness and NOT because it's their best or most natural state.
I don't either. What matter is why you do those things. If you're doing them as part of a protective cycle (or socializing out of a dependent cycle), then they aren't the healthiest.But can you be satisfied by having maybe a job, a smaller circle of friends, and still spend most of your time involved in less demanding activities/arenas, where such things aren't expected to a significant degree? I don't see why not.
If you really want to understand better, then go ahead and start studying some basic psych textbooks. This isn't rocket science; this is pretty basic psych study stuff... especially when it comes to human actualization.What annoyed me most was the implication that this was "the right way" and that everything else was "the wrong way." They didn't even try to explain it, just stated it as if it were undeniable.
IOW, in terms of what actually was discussed, it's like someone saying, "It's bad for your health if you don't bandage that cut!" compared to your just letting it bleed out without fixing anything, and your saying, "It's not fair, why do YOU always think your way is right?"
In any case, based on how you painted it, I would not agree with the ideas expressed in your opening paragraph either.