Hurry not. Stress not. Live every life-breath with wonder and joy. The strain you put upon yourself is in vain. Your struggle is in your mind always. Torture not yourself. Give yourself the gentle assurance and encouragement, which you give to others so freely. Risk not being liked. Risk not being understood. Risk not being loved. You are not afraid to be alone. Then why should these things matter? The walls you have built are a myth. It’s true that you should have few trusted confidants, but allow others to care about you – even misunderstand you. Just be the genuine, caring, loving person that you are and worry not about what is to come.