Apparently, feeling too much is a fault. That to say everything you feel even when it’s entirely harmless isn’t necessary, that words should be filtered. But see, I don’t do anything less than what I mean. In my life I’ve done a whole lot of holding back, and I don’t want to keep giving myself in to what people think I should say or do. I can stand my ground, now. I can hold my own, despite the number of eyes rolled or snickers whispered away from a distance. I’ve done a whole lot of holding back, and this time I’m no longer trying to please and make happy.
- Keen Malasarte, This Is Me Letting Myself Be. (via acupofkeen)