do you have what others would call a gift? do you use it? do you exercise it and entertain it? or do you stuff it in a box? are you afraid that if you embrace it then others may decide that it is not actually a gift after all? is it safer to put it to rest than to risk someone else putting it to bed?
what are you afraid of?
and who are “they” anyway?
unwrap your gift - and play with it.