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:
Going back to my sister's death. How did I feel? I wanted to commit suicide. Why, so? Again, my sister died unexpectedly (and tragically). At that time, I was shy and quiet as well. I was drained mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
Counseling saved me. How, so? Obviously, I was able to express my emotions (and feelings). Most importantly, I acknowledged my pain.
What are you trying to say?
Bottling up your emotions could possibly kill you.
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