ezekiel's chariot - 張敦楷 (pjammer) wrote,
ezekiel's chariot - 張敦楷

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Shame, Guilt and Social Filters

What do you hide from those you are close to?

What emotional burdens do you carry from holding back things about your life that may cause others to judge and reject you?

Following the lead of insomnia:

I have turned off all IP tracking for my journal. I'd like you to reply to this post anonymously with your shames, insecurities, and guilts ... anything that you would have a real problem telling other people. As I want to guarantee maximum anonymity.... multiple seperate anonymous replies are allowed.

I have hundreds of LiveJournal friends, and hundreds of others regularly visit my journal, so your anonymity is secure -- safety through numbers. If you like this post, you can even refer people to it on your journal, making it even more anonymous and giving your friends a chance to share their shame.

I would also like to invite you to look through the replies to this post and make replies (either non-anonymous or anonymous) to the comments people have left about what they are ashamed of or insecure about. You can sympathize, share your feelings and experiences, etc. Any hateful, trolling replies or advice that is judgemental in nature will be deleted promptly.

Perhaps you'll find that your shame and insecurity isn't that different from anyone else's... or even find others who can really relate to you, in which case you can use the comments in this post to (anonymously or non-anonymously) get in touch with each other and make new friends.

So, what have you got to lose but your emotional baggage? Give it a try.

(insomnia's original entry here)

Note: IP tracking will be disabled for 48 hours. When I re-enable IP Tracking, I will edit this entry with a warning so people will know.

Note: IP Tracking is now enabled.

Comments posted while IP tracking is disabled will remain permanently untraceable.

Additional Note: This is NOT a place to drive whatever personal vendettas you may have. I'm entrusting readers to use the anomynity of this forum *responsibly* - there are plenty of places for sarcasm or whatever, but not in this particular thread. Please be respectful - I don't want to spend the next day purging comments that are not in the spirit of the original thread.
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