The good book says to guard our hearts with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life.
How vulnerable are you to attacks, wound, hurts, criticism, temptations and all the works?
The truth is we can never protect ourselves enough from all these because one way or the other, we get hurt or wounded etc, it is part of the growing pains... part of life.
It hurts most when it is from people you call close family, friends or associates. Does this mean we should stop loving and caring for people? I don't think so. Actually in my opinion, some protect themselves from all this elements because they don't want to get hurt that they miss out on life and just coast through.
Not so for you or me... A part in the goodbook also says allow yourself to be cheated...well within the household of faith. Yes cheated! ie You don't have to prove that you're right all the time. There comes a point where you just have to L-I-G and let some things slide, it isn't because you don't know your right or you don't have a "come back" of your own, but the worth of that friendship, relationship or business is greater than your wanting to be right. This does not mean you should be stupid!
Don't let the fear of being hurt stop you from living life abundantly.