Why do so many people take such rigid positions,
become adamant, rigid, know their way is right,
believe that everyone should think just like them.
Who is so sure that they are right, that they bank
their life, their friendships, their ability to enjoy
or even participate in a full life so they can be right.
Who are these people who have all the answers,
need no help, won’t listen to other people, other
views. They are closed, they took their stand.