For a long time, I practiced not allowing anyone to make me feel anything.
It has resulted in a lot of awkward moments, but from a very young age, I recognised that something is wrong when things other than yourself make you feel anything.
Later, exploring New Age philosophies, I discovered a theory. It goes like this: we make ourselves feel whatever. Nothing else does. Which actually fits into my belief system.
When you have discarded everything else and the core of your being stands naked in front of God, what else is there to influence you?
Again, I subscribe to only one philosophy - I do not mind what happens.
Pride comes before the fall. Fear is the mind killer. And I don't give a fuck.