Do we alienate people because we hate them or because we hate ourselves?
Is it better to be surrounded by oblivious, apathetic souls, or to be alone?
At the end of the day, can you live with pushing everyone away for the sake of staying safe inside, free of criticism, free of failing others, free from the hurt of missing those absent?
...or is failure found in the alienation of everything and everyone we ever deemed important?
No. Failure means that there is no hope to change.
Is it worth the effort to believe and hope that genuine albeit imperfect love exists between two human beings? Is fulfilling our calling in Jesus' name a greater gain than the connections we lose in defying those who deny the dreams we've been given? Is victory over our own soul's shadows worth the struggle?
Yes. Undeniably, yes. It is worth it.