Why is it that so many people are afraid to truly let themselves be open. We all tend to have the same problems and concerns. Yet, we don't want to talk to others about our feelings or what we really think.
Are we just afraid others will not accept us if they truly knew the inside of us? I wonder.
Life could be so much easier if we would take the chance and be so open with ourselves that not only could others be blessed and possibly saved from the heartache we have gone through but we could also learn from others.
Maybe that is the ultimate reason. We don't want to learn form others. We have to be bull headed and struggle and instead of going around a fire when told it's hot; we want to go in the middle of it to see for ourselves.
I have always had a great respect and liking for those older than me. I love to hear their stories and learn from the wisdom of what life has taught them. I truly feel if we all took more time to learn from our elders and from each other our lives would be happier, more full filled, and easier.
Life is hard enough and drama filled enough. Why shouldn't we take the time to alleviate some of it by accepting the wisdom of those who have lived through something and came out stronger because of it?
To me, that is the reason God allows us all to experience different issues. We experience what we are strongest to experience so that we can help those who need the help. We rob others of what we learn by not sharing and caring. We rob ourselves of the Blessing from God by not following his plan to "bear one another's burdens".