“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”
~ Jim Rohn
I’ll be the first to tell you that I am guilty of not giving people the opportunity to get close to my heart. The road behind me has not been paved in such a way that allows me to think new additions in my life would be a good idea. It is very hard to be accepted into my circle, and very easy to be taken out of it. My soul is not that of an easily forgiving one. I do eventually free myself of that imprisonment that unforgiveness brings, but I never forget.
Now that you understand my foundation, I will admit that it is humbling to witness others make this pessimistic choice in life. I am not usually one to be such a pessimist, I wouldn’t wish such guarded precautions on anyone. The reality of keeping sadness out truly keeps everything out, but with that you’re rolling the dice. To be safe, to not be hurt, but also to hide from the opportunities that could just possibly bring you happiness and bliss.
I guess you have to play with the hand you are dealt, find a way to deal with other people’s choices. To accept the possibility that not everyone will break you, and maybe even find a way to at least see the opportunities before losing them all together.