For some reason, I’ve always been an extremely private person when it comes to emotional subjects. I’m a very talkative and outgoing person about superficial topics, but I’m so closed up about the things I hold close to my heart. Whether it be a sick family member, or a boyfriend, or personal issues, I rarely open up to just anyone. And it seems like the worse the situation is, the less people who know about it—if any at all. I think it’s easier for most of us to shut our mouths when enduring negativity and heartbreak, simply because we feel too vulnerable to trust those around us, even if they only have the best of intentions.
So, even if you’re a kind-hearted person who’s questioning why I’m upset or just out of it, nine out of ten times, I’ll brush it off with an, “It’s fine.” It’s not that I don’t appreciate it; I really do. I feel so touched when those around me show they care… I just don’t see the point of burdening my friends with my petty problems when they have more important things on their mind.