Allow yourself the courage to break down those barriers. See the bridges that have been there all along. And be unafraid to keep crossing them.
Excuses, reasons, rationale for motives, there are none. No matter what is said after the fact. For money, for drugs, for a skin’s color, for a preference, for getting ahead, for things, for lack of attention -- Don’t pretend one of those can justify. They are not the enemy.