If you want to know why Kurt can be distant
and picks his battles, letting some things he could/should fight for slide,
why he can be a prickly hedgehog to get close to sometimes
why he can’t forgive breaking his trust easily
why he can be severe and sometimes singleminded,
consider that he has been fighting against people’s preconceptions
since he was three years old,
and five years after that, he lost the support of his mother,
and it wasn’t until about eight years after that
when he really got on the same page with his father.
Since he was three. Kids, and adults, were laughing at a three year old while he played.