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Sunday, May 20, 2007

What's your secret?

There is a a website that collects anonymous postcards from people on which they write their secrets. It's a way for people to let out their innermost secrets, thoughts, and feelings that they can never tell others. Some of them are sad, others uplifting. It's very interesting to read the postcards on the site and realize how much you can relate to what others around the world are feeling.

You can't know whether they are short or tall, formally educated or not, white, black or some other race, or anything else. And that is just the point. No matter how different someone is from us in looks, geography, education or otherwise, we really are all the same. We hurt, we rejoice, we feel the same feelings of fear, longing, celebration.

The postcards show such a range of secrets people are keeping, but what is amazing is how many of us have the same secret and the same thoughts. So many of us are walking around believing we are the only ones with a weird habit, disgusting thought, or sin in our past for which we are deeply ashamed.

It would be such a gift if we could open ourselves up to others without fear of reprisal. I find it interesting that when we do open ourselves up, we are sometimes met with severe judgment. This, despite the fact that everyone has a secret they're keeping and it may be the same one for which they are judging someone else.

Ask yourself - what's your secret? How do you feel about it? Remember that everyone is keeping a secret. Some good, some bad. It's not just you.

3 comments:

MikeAndLiz said...

That's an interesting site, I've seen it before. It is very interesting to see what people write....

Dauphyfan said...

It must be a big secret for people to want to go to such lengths to expose their dirty laundry...

The Curmudgeon said...

If you liked that one, you might also like Postsecret as well.