We all put up walls, some are just taller or sturdier than others. It's a way to protect ourselves from emotional distress. If we don't let people in, they won't have the power to hurt us. It's really that simple. It's easier to not give a shit, because if we care, we could get hurt. So what is it about certain people that makes us care? It could be people that we don't know very well, but there's just something about them, something that makes us want to believe that they could be the exception. Are there really any exceptions, though? And the mere fact that we even remotely care enough to even be thinking about all of this is scary. It's absolutely terrifying to put yourself out there. But at times, it is necessary. Some people just get to us no matter how much we try to avoid it or don't want to admit it. We end up doing things we never thought we would. We break our own rules. That's the beauty of it. It's amazing that someone can even have that kind of affect on you. In that case, there's no harm in giving it a shot right? Who knows what that one chance, that one exception could lead up to. Sometimes, we need to stop analyzing everything and worrying about what people might think and just trust our feelings. Sometimes, it's better to use the ladder to escape what we, ourselves, have built. Escape from all the thoughts and worries, and do whatever it is that you want to do.