We are all a sculpture of layers whose purposes range from showing to hiding our characteristics, feelings, and thoughts. There are times for sharing our characteristic and times for masking them and only we can make those choices. To do that effectively we know ourselves inside and out and be able to judge how react to others and to the stimuli we constantly receive. Knowing ourselves takes courage and time and an attempt to be objective about our thoughts and feelings. This is extremely difficult and a task that can never be completed since as we grow older, we change in a variety of ways, thus must introduce ourselves to our selves over and over again. We can make this an onerous chose and refuse to acknowledge its necessity or we can refuse to take stock and plunge through our lives blind and surprised. But the safest, most exciting, satisfying way to move through our lives, exploring and evolving along th way. It can be as fun to play with our own layers by changing which side is up or prodding the deepest layers as well as gently uncovering the layers of others. Isn’t life more fun when you explore it?