“…the more you let somebody know who you really are[,] the more it feels as though something is at stake. And that makes me nervous. It takes me a million years to get to know anybody pretty well, and even then the slightest thing will set me off. I feel it in my chest, this desire to dissociate.” (>>)
Thursday, December 20th, 2007 :: 8:46 AM
1) Josh »» December 20th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm
We’re all imperfect creatures by our own standards, and often (usually even) completely flawed by the
standards of others. I’m a pretty critical guy myself. The trick is acceptance. Of yourself AND others.
Sure, you might get hurt sometimes, but that can even be a good thing for two reasons. First, it allows
us to remember that we can feel, and emotion that can diminish with too much solitude. Second, it allows
us to develop a thicker skin. With acceptance comes and with familiarity comes comfort. Theres always a chance (and if you ask
Meryn its almost a certainty) that I’m wrong, but thats my opinion. I vote let people know who you are.
At least then you won’t get blamed for stuff other people have done.
Thats a long comment. I shoulda just said something funny.