Have you ever heard someone speak about a person you’ve known in such an unflattering way that you couldn’t believe this to be the same person you knew? “They’re no good.” “They’re a womanizer.” “They just ain’t ‘bout shit.” How can a good person turn into such a person that someone else just wishes they would evaporate?
I’ve always had platonic, male friends. Some people don’t think that’s possible, but it is. When my male friends open up to me about their emotions, I often find hidden hurt. Make that hidden and unhealed hurt. Have you ever heard the phrase Hurt People Hurt People? If not, it basically says that when people hurt someone else, it’s usually because they are hurt. Continue reading Don’t you Know No Good?
I’ve written about social media’s impact on those who feel that everyone else’s life is better than theirs because their social media timeline shows them so. Although this topic is similar in nature, it’s actually the reverse. Are you comfortable sharing your true personal life on social media?
I remember when Facebook started to become really popular. On my timeline, most of my friends posted almost daily, sharing the ins and outs of their lives. It was pretty awesome seeing my friends who now live in places I’d need to book a flight to visit instead of driving down the street. I could watch their children grow through posted family pics. I could praise their accomplishments. I could even snoop into their personal lives even harder than they shared by clicking on their friends’ profile pictures and see what’s going on in their lives as well. It’s all good fun for me. Continue reading Social Media vs. Real Life
“Where the heck did I come from?” Some people find themselves asking this question about their own families. Their family’s view on life is very different from their own. They don’t align. They are the black sheep, if you will. Some people embrace the differences that their families bring and have pride in the varied relatives with different thoughts, actions, and lifestyles. There are others who find themselves embarrassed about their families and try to keep certain parts of their backgrounds a secret. Then, there are a set of people who fall right in between. Continue reading Family Culture – Can You Relate?