It is tough to be open towards people. I guess you can say I am open, ever since I started on this blog. (Whoa, this is my 87th blog post and counting.)
Why write about "openness?"
It came to my mind. It is crazy how some people bottle up their emotions. (They secretly keep it low key.) How do you know? I know some people.
Then again, it depends on the situation as well. How, so? I lost my sister tragically. I only wanted to be alone. (I chose to be isolated.)
Remember, you cannot force anybody to open up.
Call myself a great listener. I usually meet people, then they just unexpectedly vent to me. How, so? Possibly, I connect with them. Then, they start venting. Who knows?
Remember, everything happens for a reason. It is our choice to be "open." We choose our friends. This goes back to my high school PE coach. How, so? He told my class many times, "Life is all about choices."
Example of people who bottle up their emotions:
Why were you there anyway?
My best friend's Uncle is retiring from the US Navy as Master Chief of 30 years.
How is your best friend related to Uncle?
My best friend's mother is the sister of Uncle's wife.
Why attend anyway?
I am Shawn Hunter of TV show, "Boy Meets World." If you have not seen the show, Shawn gets along with his best friend's family.
I was in San Diego from July 13 to July 17. (FYI, my best friend flew with his sister and mother to SD.)
Before you read, I believe this is the longest blog post I have ever written. If you are impatient, read only the bold sentences.
What do you mean? Even though I am single, I am writing a letter to my future girlfriend.
Why, so? Yesterday, I watched a romantic movie, "The Big Sick," all alone. (By the way, it was a great movie. Also, it is based on a true story from the actor, Kumail Nanjiani, in "The Big Sick".) I am a hopeless, romantic man seeking woman.
Here attached below is my written letter to her: (Somehow, the paper curled as I was writing. Sorry.)
Honestly, I hate text messaging. For instance, I cannot determine the person's reaction. Obviously, I can only see the words, letters, emojis, SMSs (Short Message Services), MMSs (Multimedia Messaging Services), GIFs (Graphics Interchange Formats), and any other type of text messaging on my phone.
Why you cannot determine person's reaction via text messaging?
An example of a SMS is "LOL." It stands for laughing out loud. "LOL" ends up as "LOS." "LOS" stands for laughing out silently. (I just made this up, unless it has already been used.) For instance, I received a text joke, during my work meeting. I quickly texted, "LOL." (Literally, I was not laughing out loudly. Only laughing in my mind. Why, so? Again, at a work meeting.)
In this Day and Age, mostly everybody is texting each other.
At the top of my head, here is a list shown below of texting stereotypes: (Based on experience from myself, and others)
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