As long as others dictate your life you will always be at the bottom. Break free from others "advice". Am I the only person left in the world who does not give a **** about what others say and think about me? Yes I do care about what actions they take but they can think and say whatever they please.
Showing my true, real self is hard. Bullied, teased, made fun of for who you really were is hard to come from. That's why people put up walls, barriers, masks, to hide behind. They're afraid that people will do it again, just like the people before.