I’m reading “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. I’m not very far into it yet – I just started yesterday. But I’m intrigued so far by the nightly ritual of sharing feelings.
On one hand, it seems very controlling, making each individual share something so private with others in the community. Their most vulnerable moments can’t even be kept to themselves.
On the other hand, there is something therapeutic, cathartic about releasing fears, anxieties, worries.
Even if you don’t HAVE to share your feelings to an audience, it can be good to get it out, work through it, if not verbally maybe in your mind or on paper.
I think this is going to be an interesting book.
I’m usually erring on the side of NOT sharing so many feelings. My enthusiastic feelings can be just a little much for some people. And my annoyed feelings just aren’t the way I want to express myself on a regular basis.
It’s good to acknowledge feelings and understand them so you can go with the good ones and let the bad ones go.