Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they're afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.
When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.
What's the greater risk? Letting go of what people think - or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?
To me, constructive criticism is when people take ownership of their ideas. That's why I don't listen to anything that's anonymous. But it's hard; when there's something hurtful out there, I still want to read it over and over and memorize it and explain my point of view to the person.
William Peter Blatty
Erich von Stroheim