but generally cold people are burning with fire on the inside, they just struggle to express it. it is a basic human condition - one that has spawned many great works of art. what cold people need,…
that’s true. though I tend to think people who act cold intentionally are even shyer and more insecure than anyone else. they need a little bravery. I would know, I was like that for awhile, but I think that was because I loathed myself too much to be otherwise. I learned to open up however, but it took me years.
it is lame, and people who stay like that are lame, but that is generally because they struggle to be honest with themselves. it is still a basic human flaw, so I try to just understand what they are doing, and where they are coming from - and let it slide, though that doesn’t mean I’ll be best friends with them, just that I won’t let it upset me too much.
“I hadn’t understood how days could be both long and short at the same time: long to live through, maybe, but so drawn out that they ended up flowing into one another. They lost their names.”—Albert Camus, The Stranger (via 5ivegearsinreverse)
“I have had prayers answered - most strangely so sometimes - but I think our heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.”—Charles L. Dodgson (also known as Lewis Carroll)