Imagine a situation where you are having an umbrella with you and it is raining but you refuse to open the same because it is a new umbrella which you bought recently. Life is just like an umbrella where there would be happy moments just like a glowing sun and sadness just like rain. If you are overconfident to walk through life without an umbrella, during the sunny and rainy days then this would be the same situation where you would be never willing to open up yourself and hiding all your emotions. You cannot live your life without opening up yourself at least once in a while or else you would end up living a fake life where you are cheating yourself and others.
The very fact that the world circle accommodating strange fake people are making things complicated and thus there is no other way, for honest people too, other than to hide their self. It is definitely difficult to open up when others around are faking up. But still, if one can be transparent to the other then I believe that it is something contagious and can be found among people around by bringing in a positive vibe too.
“You cannot shake your hands with a clenched fist” – Indira Gandhi