We are all accustomed to some degree of facing the resistance of closed doors. Some more than others. But rarely, few escape this reality of rejection, of exlusion, or missed opportunity.
Closed doors come in many different fashions.
Being the last kid on the playground to get picked for the game of kickball,
The rejection letter that regrets to inform you, you did not make it into the school of your choosing,
The phone call that aplogizes that the company has chosen a more qualified candidate,
The abusive, degrading words spoken by the ones who should love you and protect you,
Being measured against the world's definition of being successful, being cool, being beautiful.