Anonymity.

I was thinking about how strange it is that I’m not afraid to reveal my innermost feelings to total strangers I have never met, but it’s so hard to share those same feelings with the people who are closest to me. There are things I’ve written here on my blogs that I couldn’t even tell my therapist yet.

8 thoughts on “Anonymity.

  1. Interesting. I am the opposite. There are things I have told people closest to me that I won’t post online. Maybe because I trust my close friends and I don’t trust the anonymous masses? I feel this way, even though I am also writing under a pen name.

    Your courage to be so open inspires me. I am getting better at it and I give at least some of the credit to you. 🙂

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  2. It’s interesting that you’ve posted this, as I have noticed the same thing about myself lately.
    I concluded the reason I feel safer with strangers is, since they aren’t a part of my life, they can’t hold what I say over my head. I’ll never see a stranger again, therefore they can’t blackmail or manipulate my words or feelings against me.
    Also since I’ll never see them again, I don’t have to worry about their perception of me. I have found most strangers take me for what & who I am. They just except me for me & don’t try to make me something I’m not. All of which has made me feel freer than I have in years to be myself.

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