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.
This is so true. I think it's more important to listen closely to what people, who call themselves your 'friends', don't say & do then what they actually do. Their true colors will shine thru if you just pay attention!!! Had to learn this the hard way :-(