I have always loved the show ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and Barney’s mantra of “Challenge Accepted”. Barney Stinson is an existence made up of a collection of funny quirks.
How often have you felt like Dumbledore? That a Pensieve would be an incredibly self-therapeutic tool to get through life? When your mind is full of everyday thoughts, worries and responsibilities and the ability to just liquidate these, store them into a bowl and move on seems like a God-given? The appreciation of Pensieves usually crops up when life is wearing you down.
Guarding yourself is the expectation of betrayal and disappointment and an attempt to protect oneself against it. becoming ‘guarding’ works as it is meant to – you’re getting rid of potential suffering before it has a chance to manifest. This however also means that people would be able to connect with you will take the easier option of tapping out rather than take the time and effort to penetrate those walls.