Have you ever had a secret, an inkling to share something, a deep, dark truth about your life that you just can’t keep to yourself any longer? Cue the Internet. You might not be ready to divulge your inner monologue to your family and friends in real life, but the World Wide Web will always be there. Sure, the Internet might seem like an endless void of cute animal videos and toxic political ramblings, but for some people — it’s a chance to exhale their problems and secrets.
In a world of Instagram and Facebook and deceptive fronts and shallow acquaintances, more and more people find themselves unable to make true and interpersonal connections. We find it easier to shout our problems and woes across the digital hemisphere lest we actually have to confront our feelings in the real world. Or worse, say what’s on our minds in front of an actual breathing, human being.
Sure, sometimes you just want to tell the world how annoyed of work you are. And other times you must spew the utter happiness that comes from finding out you don’t have cancer anymore. But other times, you use the Internet as a one-sided therapeutic platform — sometimes getting that heavy weight of emotions off your chest is all you can muster, and that will have to okay. For now.