Come Out About Something!

I don’t want to impugn on “National Coming Out Day,” but I think it’s a bit of a shame that the idea of “coming out” has become strictly associated with the LBGT movement.  Overall it’s extremely good for a person’s mental health if the image they project on the outside matches the person they are on the inside. It doesn’t matter if it’s sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or your feelings about your wife’s lasagna.

Secrets are hard on the mind. Constantly having to project a false facade leads to untold stress and anxiety. In 95% of cases the long-term benefits of revealing a secret will outweigh the short-term costs.  Generally it’s a good idea to come clean.

On that note, I recommend everybody come out about something. Whether it’s your true feelings about a specific person, sports team, political issue, or even your sexual orientation. Let the world know the truth about you.  It will take a load off your mind.

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