The Things We Hide

Like books with concealed covers, we all hold secrets, or so everyone says, we all keep things from others, even (or sometimes especially) from those closest to us. Is it right though? Or is the right thing to set an “open mind” policy? I am not so sure of either way.

Who are we really protecting when we keep things from others? Is it them? Is it ourselves preventing others from judging us? Since we are all different (no matter how hard we are talked into thinking otherwise), when confronted with the same situation, perceptions differ and faced with the same facts, we could get to completely opposite conclusions. That’s what we are trying to avoid: being misjudged, misunderstood and taken the wrong way.

Then, what happens when we are not good at hiding things? Or what if others can easily read us? Usually nothing good. If you decide to hide things, and you don’t do it properly, you’ll find yourself in a worse situation than before: being misjudged once again, but considered to be a deceiver on top of it. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse…

So instead of hiding something poorly, enrich your mind by talking it out openly.

(This post best read while listening to Dive by Nirvana)