How frightened might we be if others could see into our minds.  To know our secrets, our fears, our fantasies.  To know how peculiar and strange we are.

It’s a bit ironic though.  Take middle school gym class.  In your first group shower, we’re worried everyone is going to be looking at you.  But of course everyone is thinking the same thing.

By and large, we all have the same hopes, dreams, and fears.  We aren’t special snowflakes.

Alain de Botton, renowned author and philosopher, says we’re all a little bit crazy and struggling to keep it together.

I think he’s on to something.  Some of us just hide it better than others.


PS – Listen to this podcast for more on Alain’s thoughts.  It’s a good one.  And this book for what should be required reading before anyone gets married.


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