“Everyone wants to carve their scars into someone else. Everyone wants to connect with someone else.”
– Noriko Sonozaki (Kiznaiver)
Humans are known to be social animals who desire to connect with those around them.
Many of us enjoy spending time with others. Be it studying, playing or working together, we cherish those around us who are connected to our lives and made it feel worth living. However, simply the fun times spent with others is not enough to satisfy us. Fun times pass, and troubling times will come. Between every moment of relief comes a wave of trials.
We want others to understand our pain and what it is that hurts us. However, at the same time, we are hesitant to confide in others. We do not want to change our relationship with those around us. We do not want to be a burden. We call those we enjoy spending time with our friends… but do not trust them enough in our times of pain.
The desire to connect with others lies heavily in our hearts but we lack to courage to try and make the connection. We want to carve our pain into those close to us in hopes of getting them to understand us. Yet at the same time, we refuse to hurt them.
Would it be right to hurt others simply for the sake of obtaining their understanding?
Or do we have to wait till everyone around becomes so broken that they have no choice but to reveal their own pain?
The reason why we dare not share our pain and insecurities with others is due to the front that everyone puts up. Everyone seems to be fine and living life without any problems. As a result, we hesitate to show weakness and hide our suffering. We think it is fine this way, there is no reason to burden others with something I can handle myself.
In the end, we are all connected superficially through the strong personas we built while we suffer alone deep in our hearts… Despite the fact that there are people who share the same problems and feelings as us. Despite the fact that there are people who are willing to try their best to listen and understand if we only had to resolve to confide in them.
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Do you have an unresolved desire to connect with others? Or are you satisfied with superficial connections as long as you can bear the pain yourself? Or perhaps… are you fortunate to already have friends whom you trust and can confide in? Please feel free to leave your thoughts and feelings in the comments below 🙂