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I'm unsure if my readers know, but I am gay. Everyday day I ponder on the way I would be treated on the basis of people knowing who I really am. People I interact with in classes I am unsure if they know my orientation and if they do, does it bother them? I also always wonder if being gay will hold me back in the things I want to accomplish in my life. I mean I don't want to be president, but I do want to be successful. And thats what the post secret is about. Its a scary thought waking up everyday and not knowing how you might be treated that day. It really is a form of segregation. I don't put it out there for everyone to see and I act just like everyone else, but if they knew, would things be different? Maybe these thoughts of segregation bother me so much because of my background. I came from a very conservative and traditional community. And i know how the people in that community though of it, it just bothers me.
After thinking about it for quite sometime I decided to post this secret. I figured it doesn't in the end matter what anyone knows or thinks about me. If they still like me and want to be friends then thats great, and if they don't, then thats too bad. I hope that one day I can feel like the person I love doesn't make a difference on the person I am.
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Friday, February 6, 2009
I have been a post secret follower from the beginning, before Frank published five books and traveled across country in art Museums and exhibits. My Cousin Hannah is an avid supporter of Post Secret and who influenced my interest in Post Secret. She also visited one of the exhibits that displayed some of the most explicit and enlightening secrets in the world. He talks about how the project began, post secrets that have touched him personally, and what post secret really means. She also spoke to me about how it feels like you’re surrounded by the kindest and accepting people possible; it must be true because even the coarsest people will have to be letting go and opening the hearts and minds to these post secrets.
I often save many of the post secrets that are posted on the site to my computer, in case I ever need to look back for comfort or just for a laugh. I have bought all four of the Post Secret books. I love owning these books because it is so much fun to get to share them with others. Reading along with someone or a group of people and opening up ourselves to agree with a secret or to laugh along to one opens up a relationship in a personal level. On one occasion, after I had just bought the second book, I started to read it with my best friend Megan. I remember us sitting on my bedroom floor with a bowl of popcorn anticipating the book just as most people do with a movie. We sat down together and started to read. We came to one post secret saying, “I ate the blue berries, and they were delicious.” After seeing this we couldn’t help but laugh. We started talking about a moment in time where I stole all the cookies that were sent over with her mom and over indulged myself in them with out sharing a single one with anyone else. We also came to post secrets involving abuse, broken hearts, and losing family members to cancer. These post secrets over whelmed us. When we read Post Secrets such as those I can feel a drop or lack of air in my chest, an unfamiliar numbness through my body. It makes me feel alive, more human. We continued reading and shared stories to one another about how the post secrets relate to us in our lives. I learned more about Megan that day and we truly opened our hearts up to one another. Megan said that “it gave her a reason to be emotional.” What I think she meant by this was that everyone needs a good way of letting their emotions flow. Some people listen to music that fits their mood, while others punch a pillow. In away Post Secret was our very own counselor in a book, allowed us to open up and talk to our dearest friends. It has been three years since this occurred but we still share the greatest bond as best friends that I have ever known with anyone. The post secret experience is truly amazing.
I choose to do this based on the fact that Post Secret is something that I believe can help a person. It always has given me the idea that there is someone out there that you can always relate too. You are never alone. And something about hearing people’s secrets makes me feel personable. And I think that it would be something people could show an interest in. So every week I will be sharing my ideas on the secrets posted for that week. Post Secrets that I think stand out the most and are my favorite of the group, along with ones that I feel like I can relate too or just find humoring.
So the Post Secrets this week were okay i guess. I didn't connect to much of them and if I did I really don't feel like sharing it with everyone else.
So here's the first one.
I thought this Post Secret was interesting. It opened my eyes and made me wonder what all secrets do we all hide from each other, even secret lives. What habits do people have and they hide from their closest loved ones. I won't tell you mine, but I will tell you that I do have one. I think that every person does. It makes me wonder about the people closest to me and their secrets. And I ponder the whole story behind this couple.
Eating Disorders. I'm not really sure what I want to say about it. I think there are more reasons behind an eating disorder than there is for the reason that the person thinks they're over weight. They might say they're doing it because of their weight; however, I think it could deal with issus of control in their life. Or it might just be that the person enjoys the feeling of clearing out their stomach.
It's a topic that I think a lot of people deal with. I'm sure that everyone has had an eating disorder of some form, even if they don't know it. Or at least know someone who has had one.
This one I found quite interesting. Do I take into mind the actions of my mother or father and wonder if I'll be the same way? All the time. And I think that no one wants to be like their parents, not exactly. Everyone wants something better, and something far from what their parents had.