It’s become standard practice to put barriers up to protect ourselves. That way we don’t have to communicate our thoughts to anyone.
It’s the way we’re made, right? Unfortunately not, it’s what we’ve learned. People don’t always shy away from other people because they feel resentment towards them; they usually shy away because they’re not sure how to communicate on a level they’re comfortable with. As a consequence, certain people will cocoon themselves and cut themselves off.
They worry that other people’s opinions will make their opinions seem worthless. Through a lack of self-esteem and confidence, it’s what they believe, but that doesn’t mean it’s always how it is. They’re entitled to their own opinions, just as much as we are entitled to ours. Their opinions are just as valid, but we don’t always have to agree.
The sad reality is that when we are cocooned, there becomes less or no interaction at all and that’s when resentment begins to set in. People will always back off when emotionally they feel threatened, when they feel less equipped to deal with a social class difference, when they subconsciously feel they don’t fit in.
Since the late Eighteenth century, social class has been encouraged in society. Families and society should now be encouraging more equality between the different social groups. Social classes should never have been brought into the equation of how we communicate with others, or how inferior we’re made to feel by others.