Cubbyhole: (n) a small, snug place
Maybe we shouldn’t teach our children to play hide-and-seek.
Attempting to be invisible could deter the better mental health of our race. I know it’s just a game.
But I become very concerned when someone I know is looking for a cubbyhole–pretending it’s a niche.
That’s what these folks tell me: “I’m looking for my niche, where I’ll be comfortable and able to be who I am without intimidation or fear.”
Of course, there is no place free of intimidation or fear.
There really isn’t a locale where you can totally “be yourself.”
Therefore, setting off on a mystical journey may be what causes folks to become permanently frustrated or barren of communication skills.
The minute we look for cubbyholes, we’re trying to hide something.
Why are we hiding things?
There is always a danger of being arrogant. Normally, this is taken care of by people trimming back our egos through critique.
There is also the possibility of being loud-mouthed and wrong. But as you well know, truth eventually sheds a light and exposes all dirty crevices.
But through erroneous determination, we can find a cubbyhole and wrap some secret in a napkin, tucking it away and believing it will never bother us again.
Unfortunately, the shadow of defeat continues to nag, even when we have actually won.
Hide-and-seek is a dangerous game.
Because in real life, when we hide, people stop seeking us.