Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.
-The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
Being real is scary and means putting yourself out there for ridicule and hurt. But, the pain is minor compared to the freedom of being who you truly are. Besides, it’s when you’re real that you realize who really matters in your life. And really, we just want to be around people who we matter to and matter to us.