Outside of the confines of anonymity, how many of us would admit to the things we've said here? How many of us would have the strength of will or the self-confidence to admit being truly different than our peers, when those same peers might turn their backs the moment your difference was brought to light?
No, it is much easier to cling to what we know, what is comfortable, what is safe
, even if it's a lie. It's easy to be bold when no one knows who you are.