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.
"I WOULD SOONER BE HOLY THAN HAPPY if the two things could be divorced... I WOULD CHOOSE THE SORROW IF I MIGHT WIN THE PURITY, for to be free from the power of sin, to be made to love holiness, is true happiness." ~ Charles Spurgeon