"And as a few strokes on the nose will make a puppy shy, so a few instances of rejection will make a boy shy all over. But whereas a puppy will cringe away or roll on its back, groveling, a boy may cover his shyness with nonchalance, bravado, or secrecy.”
-John Steinbeck

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