I was my father's whipping boy. Consequently I grew very introverted and shy. My mother taught me to respect others - that's why we have a grown family who respect people and they are much loved. We are very close. People exploited my state of distress whilst growing up which has left me distrustful of many. So much in life is passed off as confidence, but much of it I have found to be phoney. I have undone a lot of tough people in a quiet way leaving them in their shame. Yet, in the social game, I am very deficient.
My Doctor disclosed to me that it's the 'upfront people' (the macho's) who crack first - when having nose operations, whilst the quiet ones have the stamina.
Well...... I don't know if I'll be on this board long, but my aim is as always to respect others, their jurisdictions, their demarcation lines. In short their Autonomy.
I only wish the Church could be awake to these things, and not violate people's innocence by painting everyone with the same brush.