Humanism, is always a challenge to reflect on the synchronicity of human-kind and the individual. A self-portrait that is both inner and outer self. More importantly a self-determination that defines the conflict that exists between the need to be true to yourself whilst accommodating the need to receive and accept some form of social integration.
There are barriers, both self-constructs and humanistic. There are shields, both protective and prohibitive. There is the hidden self and the public image skewed by filters and guards that we hold close to ourselves and that we use to fool others whilst convincing our own soul that we are wise. Looking out or looking in, nothing is clear yet everything can be seen.