We broken humans so easily hide behind our skills and vocations. Teachers hide behind their knowledge, celebrities behind their image, athletes behind their trophies, the rich behind their status, and leaders behind their office. It’s not in our DNA, but it’s in our gravity. We feel the pull toward hiding our true selves behind anything for fear of others seeing who we truly are—flaws, love, and all.
So, friends who can accept us are a rare treasure. But, even more rare is the one who can accept oneself. If you want to be special, stop trying and just be.