The problem with being genuine and really letting the world see who you really are and what matters the most to you, is that you are handing over the ammunition they can use to break you down. Even virtual strangers can reach your core.
I live my life on this tight rope. I mean what I say and I say what I mean. I learn new things and that changes my perspective. I make many mistakes and I believe that is all part of the growing process. I take many things to heart even if it is something spouted off by a stranger.
Not long ago someone sent me a message that I considered harmful, hurtful, belligerent. It upset me for quite some time. Then one day out of the blue I began laughing. I have no idea if this person is male or female. I have no clue where this person is from. I have no idea if this person knows enough English to understand what was said. Still I took those ugly words to heart for a time. Why?
My best guess is that all people who are truly genuine and write from their heart reacts with their heart first and logic sometime later. I could be totally wrong, and still that answer feels right today.
I wonder if anyone will really “get” what this even means. Maybe it’s a good thing that I am mulling all this over.