Everybody has a secret truth that other people don’t know about. Everybody. Some people’s truths revolve around something that happened in the past. Other truths revolve around a person’s very real feelings about life, love, religion, or relationships. Other secret truths exist in the fears that control so much of our lives.
I have a truth or two (or ten) that nobody knows about. Feelings that I haven’t discussed or shared with anybody. Things from the past that I keep secret. Fears that I let hurt people I love.
We keep these truths from our friends, family, lovers, children, neighbors, and strangers for lots of reasons. We fear the judgment of others. We fear the consequences. We fear the labels that may be placed on us if anybody were ever to know.
But what if I were to share my biggest truths with all of you? What if each of you were to share your biggest truths? What if everybody were to share their biggest truths? What if the normal, everyday, good people of this world were to share their biggest truths and secrets for everyone to see?
I believe that for every person, these secret truths exist inside of another truth. There is the truth that everyone believes. And there is the actual truth.
What is your secret truth?
Share it in this form, and I will pick several of them and share them with everyone. I don’t want your name. It doesn’t record your IP address. I don’t ask for your email. There’s no way to tie it to you. Just a couple of boxes to fill out.
Keep it to one sentence. No extra details. No explanation or rationalization. Nothing but your truth and the truth that others believe.
I’ll anonymously share with you one of my truths if you’ll share one of yours. Call me crazy, but I bet we’ll all feel a little more normal when we realize just how normal our secrets are. I know I will.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. I do know about the blog Postsecret. I love that blog. If doing this will be what I think it will, this will add a real interesting and different dynamic to the same basic idea. Haha. Or it could backfire completely. Guess we’ll see!