Weakness Makes Us Uncomfortable

Why does talking about our weaknesses make us uncomfortable? Shouldn’t we be free to talk about it so it makes us feel stronger? So it can make us a better person?

I guess not because stuff like death, mental illness, etc. are taboo subjects in today’s world. Where we care more about what our president is tweeting than what is affecting our health and those around us.

I, for one, was afraid to talk about the things are bothering me for a while because I didn’t want other people to look at me differently. I didn’t want my depression and anxiety to dictate what people perceived of me and especially of my work because I knew that wouldn’t be fair.

So for 2018, I promised myself that I wouldn’t tiptoe around the things that were bothering me. I didn’t feel like I needed to uphold the standard of others to make myself feel better.

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INFJ. Former tour manager. Geek. Soccer. Co-Founder of Mouth Off Network. Host of the Onward and Upward podcast. Freelance writer and digital media guy.

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