I eternally appreciate writings such as yours that “shakes us awake” and absolutely live for these types of discussions. I get that you exclusively meant your piece to be your personal exclamation and not a judgement of others. Maybe it would be mocking to a small minded perspective, but you will find none of those on this site. It’s funny reading this now, because I am going through this exact same quarrel within myself. So, this definitely spoke to me. I am one of those people who are scared of being vulnerable and scared to need…even when I am hurting the most behind closed doors.