I am learning, that we all have to have thick hides to survive in this world. Too often, we the sheltered believe that people will treat us fairly, and willÂ pat us on the back if things go badly.
That may be true of 10% of the population, but for the rest, well…
People are harsh, bitter and cynical. Too often when they see a vulnerability, they’ll take advantage of it. Hurt, make it worse.
Yes, I am looking at the real world. Coddling is not going to do anyone any good. It’s just gonna leave them sensitive, unprepared and perpetually pissed at the way things work.
And yes, I am accounting for your loved ones. I believe in the concept of cruel to be kind. No one should be constantly lulled into a sense of security and well-being, coz well, in the real world, there’s always something awry and missing. To have the people around you have you in a constant state of delusion of “the-world-is-nice-rainbow-and-butterflies-on-every-corner” will just leave you more hurt when the truth hits you.
The bullshit, the criticism, the insults hurled at you by well-meaning individuals will only help you for they will give you a tougher hide.
They’ve certainly helping me develop a thicker skin (Haha I’m a fattie i knooow) and i’m slowly learning to not be so sensitive to the things that usually bother me coz hey, annoyance at every little thing and holding on to hurt, is only give me headaches and wrinkles. And if i do get bothered, will that help fix the annoyance/minor problem?
Ok, I’m losing my original point.
Here it is.
Toughen up kid. Coz no one is gonna walk on eggshells for you forever.