My feelings are important... sometimes only to me.
To others, they can be no more than an idea in which they choose not to believe.
It becomes lonely; experience on an individual basis.
Hard to express oneself appropriately with other's minimal patience.
My emotions are obvious to me, and I try to communicate them well.
I am cautious in my speech, and use physical indicators to help.
But a futility exists in engaging others for a specific response.
Eye-to-eye becomes ego vs. ego where ones oppositions positions are seen as unconditionally wrong.
I strive for understanding,for myself, and where others are concerned.
Only, every time I open up, my amygdala shutters of being burned.
It's not just with strangers or to those ones whom I am unaccustomed...
(At least some) fear, of all humans, sadly, seems a necessary function.