I’m going to be brief tonight.

I wish people weren’t so afraid of showing their vulnerabilities. Honestly, I think it’s amazing when someone is comfortable enough with who they are that they don’t mind appearing a little bit weak from time to time.

Anyone can go on Facebook and tell three hundred people about what a great time they had at that party last night. Anyone can talk about what makes them happy, or what excites them, or what they’re proud of, or what they’re looking forward to.

It takes someone special to talk about their weaknesses though. Their fears. Their regrets.

I don’t mean complaining about those minor inconveniences that occasionally intrude on our lives. Anyone can post a Facebook status about that test that they just bombed, or that bitch who is out to make their life hell.

I mean those skeletons in your closet. Those ghosts that you’ve locked away, hoping never to see them again. The photographs you’ve burned. Your deepest regrets. Your darkest secrets.

Most people don’t like to talk about that stuff. They’re afraid that the person they’re talking to will see them as weak, so they hide their fears and insecurities behind a wall of pride.

 

No one’s perfect. One thing that we all share in common is weakness. It’s what makes us human.

I know that we all want to portray ourselves in the best light possible, but every now and then you should stop and be human for a bit.

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