Hard Time to Open Up

I have had a very hard time opening up to people because i'am a very shy and quiet person and whenever i do try to open up to people they always judge me. And i'am sick and tierd of being judged i just wish people would accept me for who and what i'am instead of judging me.

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2 Responses Feb 22, 2009

I can relate to your story a lot. I find it hard to be open about what really matters to me because of the awkward reaction I get from people - they are usually narrow-minded and I feel constantly judged. I feel it's better to be honest about myself than hide it and pretend to be okay.<br />
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It gets slightly better with time, having been rejected many times I care less about people's judgements. But it still hurts, feeling like if I were to open up, no-one would meet me on the other side.

I know exactly what you mean, because I used to be shy and very wary of how people might judge me, and I would spend all of my time thinking what everyone could be thinking. Even though I still have a hard time opening up, I don't care anymore what people think because however hard you try, you can never please everyone. We have an old circulating story about just that, there was this man who was traveling with his son. The both rode on their donkey. People looked and judged him as cruel for riding on that poor donkey. So the man decided to get off and let his son ride. People looked with contempt and debated how impolite his son was to let his father walk when he's sitting. The man then rode and left his son walking next to the donkey. people pitied the poor boy and judged him as an abusive tyrant. So, tired of everyone, the man and his son got off and walked next to the donkey. It was then that people looked on and laughed at how silly he is not to use a perfectly good mule!