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  • vihenos

    #10 i would to if i had one :/ stupid small apartments

    • eye.candy

      I have the same fear with porches… always feel like it's about to collapse.

  • Mountain Grown

    #5 I just gotta rant for a second.

    As someone who really has grown up in the wilderness, I don't see the appeal that you do (or that Chris did).

    It's noble I suppose if you've had a sheltered life.

    Maybe it's the childhood of falling asleep to sounds of strange howlings and stories of local hunters running into grizzly bears, being stalked by mountain lions on my way to the school bus, or having favorite childhood pets ripped apart by wolves in my backyard that's made me cynical of going "Into The Wild." It's really not all it's cracked up to be.

    I'd much rather head to London or Rome. But, hey, to each their own.

    • KCmonkey

      I don't understand why people revere him so much. He went out unprepared, with no knowledge of survival living, and didn't let anyone know what he was doing. He wasn't noble, he was dumb and arrogant. Sorry to put it that way, but with a little bit of good common sense he could have ditched the modern world, lived up to his ideals and lived to tell about himself.

      • Laa

        I agree. We had to read Into The Wild in College and I was totally unimpressed by his journey. I get that he was exploring and finding himself in wilderness or whatever, but how selfish of him to abandon his family and friends. They had no clue and missed him very much. A heads up would have been nice. And the way he died…I mean COME ON! Read a fucking book, educate yourself…especially in the Alaskan wilderness. OK…I feel better now.

        • amenbro

          Agreed. If he wanted to make a difference… going off and being by himself didn't quite cut it. He could have volunteered with inner city kids, the homeless, the illiterate, etc. I think he was an arrogant FAIL.

    • fin

      Also, it's always really annoyed me that he was so selfish in his quest by just taking off, not letting his family know he was alive, abandonning everything he knew to live his life then not doing the proper research necessary to survive in the wilderness. He died because of his own stupidity and that's really, really sad. Follow your dreams but do it right, for crying out loud.

      Rant over. :)

    • Elleno

      I understand your fear of those animals but don't forget that humans are just as scary and dangerous.
      I've been stalked on my way home by someone, pets have been killed in hit and runs, and drunk drivers have nearly crashed into my house.
      There's good and bad to every lifestyle.

  • Chels


    Sad, but really sweet :)

    • dkellyb

      I particularly liked this one too :)

  • Dana Littlerose

    Me too =/
    Though it's not just spicy foods, it's the fact that they don't want to just TRY something. Boring.

  • megaliz

    #10, I have the same fear, I actually get in the best possible position to 'not' hurt myself if it was to fall with a split second notice. (laying straight as possible with my back tensed up to protect my spine)
    #3, that's really sad. I've always had a misunderstanding of people who break up, divorce, or dislike their partner less because of unimportant things like that. I've never understood it.

  • Claire

    #4 I was bullied by my best friends from High School for too long. One day, I decided to delete my Facebook and cut off all contact with them. It was the BEST decision I have ever made. I have never been happier :) Friends don't make friends feel like shit, ever, period.

    • Jamie

      Me too.. I have a group of friends that all they did was put me down and make fun of me in public but were nice when no one was around.. one day i just had enough.. couldnt be happier!

  • lonelyme

    #6 I can completely relate. I am doing the exact opposite with my children.

    • DRD

      So long as they don't have the same problem on the flip side.

      Don't let the pendulum swing too far when fixing problems.

  • Montana Girl

    #5 wow someone else who gets how I felt when I was reading that book back in 2000. I wanted to fall off the face of the earth and not get married…. Now divorced I kinda wish I had at times.
    #8 cute and sad.

  • Seldi84

    #4 Ironic, but still sucks all the same.

    • madi

      I'm certain that they're using her as a test subject for their thesis statement. It can't merely be an ironic coincidence

      • DRD

        More likely studying bullying has made her aware of it when previously it went unnoticed. Also, you can become hypersensitive where anything that *might* be considered bullying (even if it isn't) is interpreted as it.

        All that's very common when you study any topic in depth.

  • kirinjirafa

    I love postsecret posts <3

  • misschris

    #10 I have the same kind of fear with tanning beds – I can not relax because I worry that the glass with give way and I'll fall on burning bulbs! Not cool. I've learned to appreciate my paleness. lol

    • JenPen

      Pale is amazingly beautiful!! Don't let the world make you think you should subject yourself to skin cancer in order to be there definition of beautiful. And remember, when were in our 60's all of our friends that relentlessly tanned themselves will be leathery and pruney looking, while all the "pale" one will be glowing beautiful ladies :)

    • PicklesMcGee

      I feel the same way! Stand up booths :-)

  • buttercup78

    #6 Story of my life. Thanks mom.

  • Jenae

    #8 really moved me

  • PicklesMcGee

    #8 gave me chills & made me almost tear up.

  • CeigeJay

    #9 I know it sounds cheesy but food is a window to a whole different world. I can't stand it when people refuse to try something new >_<
    …I'm also kind of mean and get sad I won't be able to see them react to the spices….

    • Sarah

      Some people have very sensitive tongues, just like others have sensitive eyes, skin, ears, etc. For them, eating spicy food is a very painful experience and provides zero enjoyment. Why would they eat it? It's not being boring or refusing to try new things, it's self-preservation.

      And you CAN open up to a whole new world with food WITHOUT searing your mouth off. Try not to judge so much… it's easy to do but not always warranted. I know you didn't write the secret, but I would say this to whoever wrote it as well. Just some (non-spicy) food for thought. =P

    • DRD

      So, you can't stand it when people don't want you to have a laugh at their expense?

      How big of you.

  • jjj

    #4 Maybe she is their "experiment"…

    • Leigh

      I couldn't knowingly do that to any of my gf's =/ experimental or not no bueno!

      • DRD

        Why assume that she's one of their "best friends"?

  • Leigh

    <3 post secret – makes me think we are all more alike than we think!

    Lovin' #8!

  • Lisa

    #8. I was married to a soldier. He was a sniper in Bosnia during the ethnic cleansing years. I totally get the "close to your boobs" thing. God love them…no matter what a man does for a living…no matter what his calling is in life…when he can snuggle up to those…not always for the sex…but just being held…then for maybe a moment, everything is okay in his world.

    This kind of sacrifice…this is why I thank the families of those who have served too.

    • james

      please don't tell me that he was in the serbian army.

      beacuse ethnic cleansing thats messed up

      • Lisa

        No, he is an American. We both are. He did his job. He did it well. He stopped 13 rapists dead in their tracks…literally.

  • ssoph

    i missed the post secret posts!

  • Kal

    #8 This gave me goosebumps and made me tear up. I don't even know what to say :(

  • Tigerlily

    #6 I hope you can eventually shut down your mothers voice and only hear your own. Seems like you have a lot of love in you. You're on your way because you recognize that you dont want to judge like your mother…

  • Andrea_9

    #8 made me shed a tear… Ok a lot of tears.. I'm WEAK!

  • Lori

    #1 I am a clinical social worker (currently working in a maximum security prison, but previously at an community out-patient clinic). For the past 11 years of my professional career, I have often referred to myself as a Professional Secret Keeper. I think that is why I am so drawn to Post Secret. Now, if only I could get the courage to send in my own!

  • Corliss Teal

    You're on your way because you recognize that you dont want to judge like your mother…

  • Wisti

    only almost? a.a

    • PicklesMcGee

      Yes almost. I'm not super emotional so "almost" is a lot. It def gave me chills though. Any other questions?

  • katastrophe89

    #9 I do the same thing, but also when ppl won't ry new food in general

  • kelsie

    #8 truly made me cry.

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