We all have secrets. No matter how much of an open book we say we are, we all have that one thing that we’re too scared or ashamed to tell even those closest to us. Sharing it with others may be too much but sharing it online under an anonymous name is much easier. This is exactly what the following people have done.
“I've talked two people down from suicide on separate occasions. I haven't spoken about it because it's not my place to share the lowest points in their lives and in the most cliche way, it didn't take any special skill or quick thinking, the main thing they both needed was someone to listen and to care. Anyone could have done it.”
“My daughter isn't mine. My fiancee went away for a mud run the weekend "my" daughter was conceived. I took the baby to get a DNA test one day when my fiancee was at work and I was at home with her and sure enough, just like on Maury, I was NOT the father. I went to a doctor and it turns out I am sterile. I can't tell anyone because I love the little girl like she's my own but it hurts when people comment on how much "she looks like her mom" but never how much she looks like me. I could never bring myself to say anything to her though because I don't want to NOT be in the little girl's life...as far as she knows, I am her father and she loves me unconditionally and I can't ruin that.”
“Woman I was going to marry cheated on me after 6 years together. 6 months later the guy she cheated on me with won the lottery, $80 million. They have now been together for 5 years. I try to act like it doesn't bother me but truth is, it eats me up inside. I no longer believe in karma.”
“I'm 16 years old and I'm finally in a good place in my life, no job or girlfriend but I've improved myself so damn much and I'm so proud of myself. I lost 60 pounds after being obese my whole life, my social skills have increased dramatically, I picked up a hobby (guitar), wrote a few songs and I just walk around and feel as if everything is going exactly to plan. I'm happy.”
“I'm a fraud. I don't do anything. I sit at my desk all day and do maybe 15 minutes work a day, on a good day. People ask me to do things but eventually they just go away or things sort themselves out. Usually they make excuses for me... caught you at a busy time etc. But here's the thing... I am successful. I earned about $300k after tax last year, got a big promotion and I know I'm about to get another one. I've tried everything: self help books, even hypnosis but I can't get into it. The funny thing is, when I do something I'm interested in I work really hard at it.”
I know we’re supposed to feel bad about this person but not working AND earning money?…Hmmm. Maybe it’s time to find something that gets your blood working again.
Some secrets are too heavy to keep to yourself. “A friend of mine killed herself when we were younger and no one knew why. It was because her dad molested us when we were kids, and we never told anyone.”
“Girlfriend of four and a half years broke up with me recently. Moved back to my home town, got a job, it's six weeks later and as much as I didn't want to admit it, I'm happier now then I have been in the last 12 months. Here I was thinking I couldn't live without her, turns out I can thrive. Funny how that works.”
“My son is 11, he's autistic. He's in sixth grade which is just an awful, awkward time in any kid's life. He's never had a friend before. He made a friend on the bus, his name is Alex. He's in my house playing video games with my son now and they're having a great time. I ordered them pizza and let them drink soda. I can't remember a time when I have been so happy. I just had to tell someone, I'm trying not to look too excited and embarrass my little guy.”
“I don't want to get married and/or have kids. In fact, I don't think I ever want to be in a relationship ever again. I'm a man btw, but the pressure is still mounting from all sides. This isn't some post breakup depressive thinking, this is something that's been stewing in my mind since I was old enough to date. I only started because the stigma of being made fun of outweighed what happiness I would've felt on my own. I've been called selfish by a select few people I've mentioned this to. Maybe I am, but I simply am no longer willing to put in the effort anymore.”
“I really want to be a voice actor for video games and anime, but it’s virtually impossible to get into especially in the UK. I just wish I could spend my life doing what I wanted to do, not what I needed to do.”
OMG go, NOW. Work you’re A** off! Work nights. See what you need to learn. Figure things out! Trying and failing is better than asking ‘what if?’ for the rest of your life! Run, damn it! Run!