I'll be honest, I'm not good at sticking up for myself. I'll stick up for others, all day long, but myself? No. I make enemies because they're jealous. Jealous of me smiling or cheering. Well I'm going to let them be jealous, because jealousy is a sin.
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.