Armor is protective clothing designed to absorb or deflect physical attacks. Historically armor was used to protect military personnel, today it is also used by various types of police, private security guards or bodyguards, and sometimes civilians. Many factors have influenced the development of personal armor throughout human history. Important factors in the development of armor included economic and technological needs in the manufacture of armor. Full-plate armor, for example, first appeared in medieval Europe when water-powered cruise hammers made handling the sheet metal faster and cheaper. Sometimes the development of armor has run parallel to the development of increasingly effective weapons on the battlefield, with people wearing armor looking to provide better protection without sacrificing mobility.
Many of us are wearing armor because we are all afraid of getting hurt. If someone knows us too well, they can hurt us. So we must have something to cover. But the more we shield, the more love leaves because it cannot touch us.
Many people see love as an investment of time and effort, I cannot agree with that view. If it is an investment, everyone wants to make a profit. What do you want to benefit from someone you love? Haven't you noticed that you've received a lot since love first appeared in your soul? You become more in love with life, your heart becomes throbbing, your eyes see life in bright colors. From someone who loves only himself, you can double that love for another person. Do you not know how many people in this world are unhappy because they do not know what true love is all their life? So if you truly love, thank the person who made you fall in love. Life will forever be a barren land without love, and your soul will be dry until that person shows up. Isn't that much enough for you to feel like you're getting too much? What more do you want? If you want to receive more than you give, then your love is not big enough. True lovers want to give more, because they are happy and want to make the other person happy.
In love, the most important thing is to be yourself. To do so, you must take off your armor. How can he touch your heart if you keep on blocking it?
I know many people trying to be a different person, to be loved. They were told that if they wanted to be loved, they had to be like this and that. If you're a nice, lovable and sweet guy, and she loves you for it, then she'd go crazy if you turn into a bad boy, some playboy, because someone has injected you in the head that the more naughty a boy is, the more a girl loves. Don't be silly like that. What is contrary to nature cannot last for long.
There is no common denominator for love. There will be people in this world who love who you are and others who won't, but don't make those who love you give up because you're trying to be someone else. To be truly loved, you need to be yourself.
But most of us seek the opposite advice from the outside, because we don't believe that we are loved. Huh? What? Is he / she in love with me? Probably because he / she doesn't know my bad personality yet. I have to do something! Someone please give me advice! Do you think so, and try to mold yourself into a certain pattern? Relax. Nobody in this world is perfect, and love does not demand perfection from you either. Love is perfection, support, and wings. Believe that you are loved because you are yourself. And gently, let love lift you up. You don't have to be a perfect person to be loved, but believe that love will make you perfect.
This article below show some quotes about the armor
1. “I feel bare. I didn't realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.” - Veronica Roth
2. “You are What you do When it counts - The Masao” - John Steakley
3. “Some of us walk around with a necklace of hope, an armour of sanity, but at the end of the day, they always come off. We reveal our naked, vulnerable, real selves.” - Karen Quan
4. “ARMOR, n. The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.” - Ambrose Bierce
5. “Put on some armor. Just remember what's armor and what's you, so when it's time to take it off, you can.” - Brent Weeks
6. “Doubt is like a current you have to swim against, one that saps your strength.” - Victoria Schwab
7. “Oversharing? Not vulnerability; I call it floodlighting.... A lot of times we share too much information as a way to protect us from vulnerability, and here's why. I'm scared to let you know that I just wrote this article and I'm under total fire for it and people are making fun of me and I'm feeling hurt -- the same thing that I told someone in an intimate conversation. So what I do is I floodlight you with it - I don't know you very well or I'm in front of a big group, or it's a story that I haven't processed enough to be sharing with other people - and you immediately respond " hands up; push me away" and I go, " See? No one cares about me. No one gives a s*** that I'm hurting. I knew it." It's how we protect ourselves from vulnerability. We just engage in a behavior that confirms our fear.” - Brené Brown
8. “My knight may not wear a coat of shining armor, but his code of glowing honor will never fail to protect us both from evils far worse than any fire-breathing dragon.” - Richelle E. Goodrich
9. “You wear your armor even to dinner, Lady Wilhelmina? “Of course I wear armor. I am sitting with a pirate, a mercenary, an adventurer, and a bounder. If a shot is not fired tonight, I daresay that your reputations are nothing but lies.” - Meljean Brook
10. “Sometimes he looked at her and thought, Gosh, I wonder what's underneath all that anger, all that hard glossy armor? Maybe there's just an innocent, wounded little girl in there who wants to come out and play and be loved and get happy. But now he wondered if maybe that little girl was long gone, or if she'd ever been there at all. What was under all that armor, all that anger? More anger, and more armor. Anger and armor, all the way down.” - Lev Grossman
11. “Poems are invisible flowers on my skin.” - Sanober Khan
12. “From long experience she knew that she wore her loneliness like armor. Very few people ever recognized it for what it was. To the casual observer it looked very much like arrogance. Sometimes it was.” - Nevada Barr
13. “What is armor after all but a cage that moves with you?” - Rebecca Solnit
14. “You put up this steel armor around yourself in the form of hostility and disinterest—whichever works to shield you best at the moment, but that’s not who you are.” - Pauline Creeden
15. “Large men in black plate mail with red cloaks and plumes don't sneak worth a damn.” - Tanya Huff
16. “Wilhelm Reich identified " armor" as the sum total of typical character attitudes, which an individual develops as a blocking against his emotional excitations, resulting in rigidity of the body, lack of emotional contact, " deadness" . Functionally identical to muscular armor (chronic muscular spasms)” - Wilhelm Reich
17. “She wore her ferocity like armor, and it was purely asexual armor. Liraz was untouchable and untouched.” - Laini Taylor
18. “Thank you, Father," Sir Lancelot replied gratefully. " But ... er ... Father?" " Yes, Lancelot?" " You didn't say anything about my armor. Is it not shiny enough?” - Gerald Morris
19. “Are you there, Felix? Are you there?” - John Steakley
20. “Another part or piece,' said Diabolus, 'of mine excellent armour, is a dumb and prayerless spirit, a spirit that scorns to cry for mercy, let the danger be ever so great; therefore be you, my Mansoul, sure that you make use of this.” - John Bunyan
21. “Standing there, I had the feeling of putting on armour, taking up secret weapons, becoming like a dreamer, invulnerable for the moment—safe in my dream. Now I could face the world, having no part in life; the presence of waiting phantoms could be forgotten. I was outside everything, surrendered unconditionally to my dream, giving no thought to my next move, prepared to obey whatever impulse next reaches me from the unseen.” - Anna Kavan
22. “Yes, Father. They have the bravest hearts, the noblest souls, and the shiniest armor in all the world.”“Shiniest armor?” repeated King Ban.” - Gerald Morris
23. “I don't want them to think that we dress like savages,' she replied, with a scorn that Pocahontas might have resented; and he was struck again by the religious reverence of even the most unworldly American women for the social advantages of dress.'It's their armour,' he thought, 'their defence against the unknown, and their defiance of it.' And he understood for the first time the earnestness with which May, who was incapable of tying a ribbon in her hair to charm him, had gone through the solemn rite of selecting and ordering her extensive wardrobe.” - Edith Wharton
24. “The Addams dwelling at 25 West Fifty-fourth Street was directly behind the Museum of Modern Art, at the top of the building. It was reached by an ancient elevator, which rumbled up to the twelfth floor. From there, one climbed through a red-painted stairwell where a real mounted crossbow hovered. The Addams door was marked by a " big black number 13," and a knocker in the shape of a vampire....Inside, one entered a little kingdom that fulfilled every fantasy one might have entertained about its inhabitant. On a pedestal in the corner of the bookcase stood a rare " Maximilian" suit of armor, which Addams had bought at a good price (" a bargain at $700" )... It was joined by a half-suit, a North Italian Morion of " Spanish" form, circa 1570-80, and a collection of warrior helmets, perched on long stalks like decapitated heads... There were enough arms and armaments to defend the Addams fortress against the most persistent invader: wheel-lock guns; an Italian prod; two maces; three swords. Above a sofa bed, a spectacular array of medieval crossbows rose like birds in flight. " Don't worry, they've only fallen down once," Addams once told an overnight guest. ...Everywhere one looked in the apartment, something caught the eye. A rare papier-mache and polychrome anatomical study figure, nineteenth century, with removable organs and body parts captioned in French, protected by a glass bell. (" It's not exactly another human heart beating in the house, but it's close enough." said Addams.) A set of engraved aquatint plates from an antique book on armor. A lamp in the shape of a miniature suit of armor, topped by a black shade. There were various snakes; biopsy scissors (" It reaches inside, and nips a little piece of flesh," explained Addams); and a shiny human thighbone - a Christmas present from one wife. There was a sewing basket fashioned from an armadillo, a gift from another.In front of the couch stood a most unusual coffee table - " a drying out table," the man at the wonderfully named antiques shop, the Gettysburg Sutler, had called it. (" What was dried on it?" a reporter had asked. " Bodies," said Addams.)...” - Linda H. Davis
Love is not an investment. Don't make it mean. Love is an award. Are you afraid of being hurt, betrayed? A rich person or a poor person, beautiful or ugly, educated or uneducated, boss or servant, character of one way or another, are equally capable of being hurt and betrayed. That is the story of the future, no one knows. Why worry about what hasn't happened, and then put on your defensive armor?
If you go on defending forever with that armor, how can love enter? Because love is soft like water, cool like the wind. Do you think love is an arrow? Will it stab through your armor? Okay, but you will be in pain. Why not do a gentler thing than take your shirt off, let love touch your every cell? Relax and relax, enjoy the happiness of giving, and give more, indulge in love, live in love, and constantly thank love, let the stream of love water your soul, and then you will feel it see how much this life blesses you.