Life can be tough. And it would be immensely harder if we had to live it out completely on our own. That’s what a friend is for – to be a comfort, a shelter, a confidant to the misery of a wary heart. I count myself fortunate to have several close friends with which I can share my feelings, and I have never seen my trust abused. And vice-versa; I am honoured when a friend chooses to share with me deep, serious, life-altering questions and worries.
But sometimes I ask myself: Have I said too much? (I know others ask the same question.) Are some things better left unsaid or at least shared with just one friend instead of a handful or two? Openness is good, but is there a limit to how much of you it is advisable to share with others?
Some people dislike blogging for some of the same reasons – that it is an unnecessary disclosure of your personal life. And in my opinion, some blogs definitely do go too far. I try not to – and will for the same reason give no examples of the above. (The exception on this blog is of course my poetry – but these are art, and should not be seen as analogous to my actual feelings at any time.)