“My life is among lions.” (57:5)
You might be one of the fortunate few who live in the bubble of a kind, supportive, and nurturing community. The rest of us live with a mixture of people, a portion of whom are aggressive, self-focused, and success-driven. They are lions, the predators who are out to kill the antelope and drag it home for dinner before someone else spots it. It is possible to find a refuge from the lions in a religious community or a selected social group, but be prepared and protected for those times that you venture out into the real world, whether it be the PTA or the workplace.