I have something on my mind that I thought I’d share. Feel free to ignore.

An advantage of “quiet” people is that they notice more details than others. I often get told that I’m a quiet person. That’s only true if I’m uncomfortable with you, so take that as you will. There are very few people in my life who I feel comfortable opening up to. I always go to shows with the intention of socializing and interacting with people, but most of the time I end up quietly watching the bands from the back of the venue then immediately leaving unless someone approaches me for conversation.

Believe it or not I’m actually a very shy person, and I’ve come to a place where I’ve learned to be okay with that. I don’t try to force myself to be anything other than who I am.

I notice a lot more than people probably realize. I pick up on little details that sometimes tell me everything I need to know. Those details show me who I can trust and who I can’t, who respects me and who doesn’t, and the difference between someone who is my friend and someone who is faking it.

It’s so important to be honest. I’m not saying we should all be completely transparent, that would destroy the beauty of mystery. All I’m saying is don’t pretend to be someone you’re not, and don’t pretend to be someone’s friend if you’re not. That’s one of the worst things you can do to someone. Be good to each other, be honest, and be yourselves. I hope you all have a great weekend.

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