“How I wish I could hug everyone and tell them that it’s okay. It’s okay to be scared and angry and hurt and selfish. It’s part of being human,”
― Frank Warren, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
It is highly addictive. You want to know what nobody knows or at least, you’d like to think so.
Earthlings who may or may not have a broken family, a BMW, an apartment and a fluffy dog named “Fluffy” would send a postcard to Frank Warren’s address. It then gets published in the PostSecret website and with a touch of a finger, people from China to Iceland to Nepal and every other place in between will know your secret. Except they won’t know it’s yours.
Founder Frank Warren can quite possibly bring us closer and make us feel more connected through the “largest advertisement-free blog in the world”: PostSecret. Or does it?
For some who enjoy “people watching” and imagining how strangers live their lives or those whose curiosity simply cannot be contained, these raw and real confessions are a glimpse into the unknown: a snippet of a person’s life.
Perhaps as we look through a tiny hole, created by every secret revealed, we might come to see signs of desperation, hear the voice of the voiceless or feel a tinge of joy in humanity’s unheralded achievements – all depending on the way you interpret the words on the postcard, each is a product of a person’s creativity.
PostSecret ask people to:
Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
Heart wrenching, alarming, poignant, profound, ridiculously funny – you never know what to expect. Like a thread that binds all secrets, one thing you can find in common is the inexplicable feeling upon seeing humanity at its finest: beautiful, flaws and all.
Who knows, maybe someone you know revealed something they’d never tell you or perhaps you may come across a secret you keep to yourself.
For Mother’s Day secrets that will shock you, inspire you or make you feel lucky enough to have a mum visit http://www.postsecret.com/
Listen to the founder himself and may it give you something good, no matter what it is.
“It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” ― Frank Warren