There once was a guy who was afraid of being humiliated. If he got humiliated, he was sure people would talk about him behind his back. If people talked about him behind his back, he risked being excluded. If he was excluded he'd become less trusting. If he became less trusting he'd be sad and he really didn't want to be sad. He really feared being sad or living a sad life.
So, he looked out for humiliation everywhere he went - guarded against it and became a master avoider of humiliation risk.
This exhausted him, made him suspicious and mistrustful. He found that quite sad.
In his efforts to avoid humiliation he found himself sad a lot of the time.
The very thing he wanted to avoid he was creating himself every day.
Your life, your choice!
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