Secrets. We all have them (no matter how self righteous you wanna try and be about your life, it is inevitable that there is something you have done that you kinda don’t want people to know about). If you think you’re secretless – you’re lying!
I guess it’s human nature for us to one time in our lives to be a jerk;
or hurt someone else;
or do something hideously embarrassing;
or sometimes it’s what everyone else is thinking but you don’t know it;
maybe it was not really a big deal at all;
maybe it was actually an epic win;
Sometimes we fear we won’t be accepted for who we are;
And sometimes we just do dumb things even though we know better;
But in the end, secrets usually tend to surmount from imposing feelings of guilt, shame, or downright embarrassment. Or maybe sometimes you keep the secret not because you actually feel bad about it, but because you feel bad for the consequences on someone else. I don’t know.
But I guess the moral of the story is – so many of us are drowning in the shame and guilt that happens in our lives. And the fact is – everybody fucks up in one way or another. So we shouldn’t beat ourselves up over these things…. and something something *insert enlightening thought about accepting yourself and your faults yadda yadda*
SO, maybe it’s a good thing that there’s apps like Postsecret and Whisper (images courtesy of) that we can use to let go of our inner turmoils – throw those secrets into the universe and let yourself be free! (and entertain other people while you’re at it, it’s a win-win!)
(ps: I totally did poop – ever so slightly – once during sex. We had some bad chinese for lunch, tummy was gurgling, and all the pressure an orgasm causes down there … well, you know the rest! Still don’t know if the guy knew, I kinda got up and backed my way to the shower… but I’m never going to ask him!)