Persistence is good... pissing off everyone with it is pointless.
It came to me this morning that not only have I come out of my shell, I left my shell behind me. I believe I may need to go back a few steps to get it before it's too late. I have no armor when I'm outside of it and I'm cynical enough as it stands. I'm not sure that putting myself inaproriately into situations where the only likely outcome is to turn more jaded should be a priority. I've taken a few recent things entirely too seriously and in the process got burned by the flame.
Enough. I'm going back inside.