We are children of systematic chaos. We don’t like to be told what to do in a guarded environment and remain powerless when deracinated from comfortable zones of operation to go live an ‘independent’ life, squandering the freedom to do what we may. Whether this chaos is bearable or insufferable depends on the people in our lives (however much we may deny it) and more so, on our determination to stand our ground.
Do not overestimate the damage another person can do to you.
Do not underestimate the strength of your own resilience.