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Paradox

August 31, 2009
Why do we, as humans, have an innate need to be seen and heard? Why do we feel the need to make our mark on the world- an impression that, no matter how seemingly large, is always miniscule in the long run? Even those who claim to be shy and declare themselves wallflowers still, in some way, try to be remembered.

Why is that?

On the other hand, as someone who has flown at a constant altitude between being invisible and being the center of attention, I can say that when it comes to matters of the heart, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to lay it all on the table. In this instance, less is more. Call it fear of rejection, or even fear of success, but it remains to be seen why we close ourselves off in our most beautiful and vulnerable state.

Any thoughts on why this is?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sonja permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:53 PM

    How profound. I wonder that also. I still don't what mark I'm leaving or will leave when I'm gone. But my life experiences have taught me to choose your battles when it comes to matters of the heart. And read Steve Harvey's book:)!!!

  2. Uncle Chuck 9/2 permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:45 PM

    Surely, I can't say that Steve Harvey is any better prepared for his own battle than I am. But, the reason for reclusiveness during times of feeling beautiful or vulnerable. Is because you are momentarily focused on a particular issue. Such as, your boyfriend just paid you a compliment that is recieved well. You ponder. Or when the pressure is high to meet a deadline and you draw a blank. You ponder. Can't explain it but I do understand.

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