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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Flying with our true selves

Ben Dumond

With all the buzz surrounding Caitlyn Jenner, I was wondering about secrets. We all have them. Are they the kind that have been burdening us for almost our entire lives? Or are they the kind that will not allow you to run for public office? Or maybe they are the kind that will destroy your current status quo.

Can you imagine how many secrets occupy a tall building? A plane? A train? A bus? Or just your head?

Whatever secrets you hold near, what would happen if you could just let them go? If you could utter them aloud without fear? Would you feel free? Would you feel 100 pounds lighter? Would you lose friendships? Would be you truer to yourself?

If you reveal your secret will you be championed like Caitlyn Jenner? Will you be strong enough to move away from the veil of secrecy? Or will you take your secrets to your grave?

You you allow yourself to wonder what being secretless would feel like? Exactly how far are you willing to go to keep your secrets hidden? Are how and where exactly do secrets begin? Do they just appear out of nowhere during a bad judgment call? Or are they carefully crafted in an attempt to gain favor, money, a promotion, or something else?

In the end, does it really matter?

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