A friend who has been following my blog since the day i started blogging made a surprise comment about me and my blog. She commented that it was kind of foolhardy for me to write so much about myself,my family,my business ,my sex,my life and my everything else in the blog,which she was afraid that i might invite untowards or unfriendly comments that would eventually bothers me. She even commented that she has not read other blogs akin to my blog from someone in my category(a 43 years old married man blogging about his life)
Candidly i told her, first of all i love to write and if i cant write something i feel strongly about then i should not be blogging at all. On the comment of me inviting unfriendly comments left in my post,i gladly told her that it was all right for me to accept unkind comments as much as the good ones (so far i have only received one unkind comment,thank god for it)
I explained to her that blogging has provided me an avenue of knowing myself better, every time when i finish writing about certain subject,i would just reflect on what i have written to see what i have written could change me to be a better husband,a better papa or even a better man.
You might not believe it as true that after few months of blogging,i have in fact witnessed the change in me,i have better control of my temperament, i reason with myself a lot and i am happier.
If i cant be truthful to myself then i dont think i can be truthful to others,may be in our daily lives we need to wear different kinds of mask to camoufladge ourselves in order to put through the daily grinds of life,that eventually will tear us down simply because most of the times we are not being ourselves.
I am all liberated for being just myself and knowing myself better through what i write has given me the joy to stay happy,let me just borrow a phrase from Paulo Coelho "I died while i was still alive"
P/S: It is hard not being your true self, it is even harder being your true self (eugene's quote)