“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.”
– Benjamin Disraeli
I read that quote and its meaning has been resonating within since. I am always apologizing for ‘getting upset’, for crying, for being mad, for being afraid, for everything really. I can think of a dozen or so times in the past month I apologized for showing emotion. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
We have alienated ourselves in the age of social networking. Instead of closer, we are farther apart. It is sad but true. Part of this culture is to anesthetize ourselves, our emotions. Mute them down, paint over them, pretend as if we are aloof. Grow so busy we can’t help but be apathetic to that which matters: people, love, connections, family, relationships.
I am going to try not to apologize for my emotions, my feelings, for 30 days. If you catch me do it, remind me! =)