We all hide. Sometimes it’s tucking away the naked truth with little white lies or lies of omission – usually to spare someone we care about from the sharp edge of our critical tongue or to avoid confrontation. We fear unpleasant interactions – that’s human nature. We hide by not facing irritants head-on – turning the other cheek not to be heroic but because we can’t face the bully or we’re too polite to blow off the in-our-face idiot who makes our teeth ache from frustration. We crave the safety of status quo. Change could mean failure, right? We fear the unknown.