posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:30 AM
Secrets...yes. We all have them, from the most trivial to the life-altering. Some eventually come out as times and attitudes change, and others we
take to the grave. But more than secrets, I think you hit it on the head when you mentioned living your whole life with nothing revealed to others. To
me that's more about not being able to be yourself and the root cause of what we're terming secrets
Society, almost by its very definition, prevents many, many people from being themselves because themselves might not exactly fit the ideal of said
society, and the pressures society can inflict are many. You are expected to act a certain way, dress a certain way (age appropriate blah blah),
behave a certain way, not discuss certain things (don't speak your mind if so-and-so is around at work), and you suffer the consequences, both real
and perceived, if you don't.
You have to put on certain faces in certain situations to fit in, to move ahead, to maintain a status quo everyone strives to maintain usually for no
other reason than it's always been that way or that's how they were thought it had to be. It gets tiresome putting on and keeping track of all these
faces and constantly worrying about letting another face slip out. And the constant pressure to fit in and to constantly morph into one thing after
another that you are not can take its toll if you notice such things. And it can make you feel like you're alone and locked up inside of you.
And being a little different or even a lot different isn't always an easy thing, even when your different doesn't affect or hurt another soul in any
other way but to make them question their own choices and facades, which in fact may be what strikes deepest in their own souls.
Key point...again...my thoughts on this is all about the people we are and the things we do that don't hurt anyone, yet still instill a need or
expectation to conform, to hide our true selves. If it's something that actually does hurt someone, of course all bets are off.
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