4 thoughts on “Sometimes we put up walls….”

  1. This behavior is called ‘passive-aggression’ by laypersons. Psychologists refer to it as ‘douchebaggery.’ I had a friend in high school who would mope around waiting for someone to ask, ‘What’s wrong?’ The more attention he got, the more he moped. After about four times of this I realized what selfish behavior it was and kicked him to the curb.

  2. knock down your wall and walk out into the
    sunshine. If you never take a chance your bones will
    be discovered by passersby. —-uncledoug

  3. It’s not always passive aggressiveness, nor a fear or inability to take chances. I for one put up “walls” in the form of wry humor, testing to see who laughs, and who doesn’t. The former among these I’m most likely to be more compatible with as a friend, the latter I’m most likely to go out of my way to avoid; it’s proven itself true frequently.

    Since y’all have a penchant for quotes, Sartre said, “Hell is other people.” Billy Joel sang, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.” Nothing wrong with being an introvert, nor with maintaining standards regarding for whom you will lift the portcullis to share your inner self.


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