Secrets are a buffer to intimacy

“Secrets are a buffer to intimacy.”

– Caroline Paul

Obviously, that’s not her idea. It’s not an original idea and yet we all need reminders.

We need reminders that being open with people carries fear and that because of that fear we should do it anyway.

Being open with people is what draws people to you.

“And it’s just so endearing when someone bears their flaws and the truth is, our flaws are usually fine, our flaws are what makes us loveable.”

That’s Caroline Paul again. We forget often that acting differently around people, acting like someone other than yourself draws on you. It ends up being a barrier between you and the people you try to connect with.

So be open — completely open.

“It’s better to be alone than in bad company.”

– George Washington

The people who care don’t matter and the people who matter don’t care. That one’s Dr. Seuss.

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