“From the first moment we come into this world we feel pain and joy and fear and rage. We learn to hide the feelings that frighten us. First from others, then from ourselves. Many of us live our lives distant from our deepest feelings, and never stop to wonder, what would happen if we allowed ourselves to feel them fully, to express and share them with the world?”
- Being Erica
It is hard to understand the inner workings of human emotion. No matter how often you pull on those heart strings, nothing ever seems to materialize. There are narratives, poems, recited lyrics all describing these feelings nobody seems to grasp or comprehend.
I have never been the type of person to depend on others. I strive to be independent and retain control over most situations. I believe society has engraved a specific version of a happy life as if everyone should be consumed by its presence and haunted by its absence.
Every person is and can be strong by themselves.