Solomon says to guard your heart with all vigilance, because there is so much ugliness in this world. And if we look on ugliness too long, it impacts our fragile hearts. Our hearts were not designed to be tough and calloused; they were designed to be protected and guarded. There is so much out there that can harden our fragile hearts. We hate it at first, but then it comes familiar and finally we embrace it. Our first responsibility is to preserve and guard the citadel of our life, which is our heart.