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.
Oh how I love this. Girls were always extremely mean to me growing up. Now I almost cry every time my son steps onto his bus. I'm terrified for my children to have to endure mean people. And I hope they never have to. Be nice! Children learn by example.