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People don’t want to hear about your problems.
Most of them really, really don’t.
It’s the reason why when someone asks “How are you?”, you automatically respond with “Good. And you?”.
It doesn’t matter if your life is downright miserable and all you want to do is curl up in bed and cry all day, you still say “good” anyways. You do it out of habit or because you don’t want to be on the receiving end of that “please-don’t-tell-me-because-my-problems-are-bigger-than-yours-and-I’m-just-being-polite” look that people give you if you tell the truth…
The graphic below from @oliviasnewlife illustrates what I mean.
Does it sound familiar?
Credit to and with permission from @oliviasnewlife / www.oliviasnewlife.com
But doesn’t it feel oh-so-good when you have someone in your life with whom you can be your authentic and vulnerable self with?
That person with whom you have no fear of speaking your truth, no fear that what your “sharing” will be carelessly gossiped to the rest of the world, the comfort of knowing that you are being listened to and not just heard like white noise?
If you have at least one relationship like that in your life, be grateful and appreciate it because you are ahead of the game. And if you don’t have anyone like that in your life, start weeding out the toxic people from your life and be authentic, vulnerable truth to yourself and for yourself.
You won’t regret it.
Think about it, with whom can you truly be your authentic self ?
©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.
Inspired by one of Brené Brown’s talks on authenticity and vulnerability
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