Why Sharing Your Feelings Is Important
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Why Sharing Your Feelings Is Important

Sometimes you just need to talk it out and here is why.

Why Sharing Your Feelings Is Important

In this society, we are taught to share our feelings, but only to an extent. We are taught that people want to know what’s happening on the surface of your life, but not deeper down. We are taught that if we share our sadness then others will think we are looking for attention. We are taught that if we share our happiness then we are conceited and self absorbed. We are taught to be guarded and trust no one. We are taught to mask our true feelings. We are taught to live an unhealthy lifestyle.

You are given the task of filling a jar with rocks. After putting many rocks into the jar, it becomes too full and breaks. We tend to fill our bodies with emotion after emotion until we are too overwhelmed and break. The only way to fix this issue is to unload the jar of emotions inside ourselves one by one.

We need to overturn the societal norms and talk. I promise you that there are people who are willing to listen and truly do care. I promise you that talking about these feelings will help unload them from the jar one by one. I promise you that unloading the rocks from the jar of life will help you become a happier person.

Our feelings have purposes. By sharing our feelings we learn to understand the purpose of each feeling. For example, if you are feeling utter sadness and you explain to someone what is making you sad then it motivates you to fix it. According to psychologists, understanding our feelings clues us into what is best for ourselves. By knowing what is best for us, we tend to live healthier lives.

Humans crave interaction and friendships. It is programmed into our minds to surround ourselves with others. When you share your feelings, you are connecting with that person. Mutually shared feelings also create a stronger connection. This connection allows you to unload some of the rocks and see your feelings from a different perspective. Now that that it is out of your mind, you have the ability to relax. Researchers have proven that the longer you keep something bottled up, the more overwhelmed and stressed you will become. The more tension that is released from your mind, the emptier your jar becomes and the better off you will become. Psychologists have explained that sharing your inner thoughts helps you further understand yourself and isn't that the goal of life?

I cannot stress enough how important it is to get things off of your chest to allow people to see inside you. To see the real you. Be true to yourself and your feelings and just talk. I promise it will help. Please always remember that talking about your feelings does NOT make you weak, it makes you strong.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.


For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

Keep Reading... Show less
How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

Keep Reading... Show less

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather

Both indoors and outdoors things to do in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather
Dahlia DeHaan

In 2017, I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - one of the most touristy places on the East Coast. And ever since then, I've befriended locals and done some exploring on my own to discover new, fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Birthplace of Basketball

The NBA Playoffs are here. It’s kind of funny that my history kind of started out in the same place that basketball’s did too.


Basketball was originally created by James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who taught P.E. at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented the new game to keep the young men occupied inside during the winter. Borrowing ideas from rugby and a game he used to play as a boy, “duck on the rock”, he thought of nailing up boxes to throw a ball into. He couldn’t find boxes so he used peach baskets instead. The rest of the rules he made up in about an hour.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Met You At The Wrong Time

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.


I met you when I was in middle school and I thought boys still had cooties. I wore flared jeans, Aeropostale shirts, and had the dorkiest braces ever. I cared about what other people thought of me, and I definitely cared a lot about what you thought, too. You were older, and your friends made fun of me when I talked to you. I pretended it didn’t bother me, but it did. I sat two rows in front of you in class, and constantly tried to think of reasons to talk to you. Your hair was a curly mess. It still is. You graduated from middle school a year before me, and I missed you. I don’t think you even knew my name.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments