Confessional Culture

In our confessional culture, it is socially acceptable—even fashionable—to disclose your sexual predilections, your husband’s problem with painkillers, your penchant for high colonics. Our hypertherapeutic society lets it all hang out.

But plenty of feelings remain in the closet. In the privacy of our own heads, we cringe with dread when we meet someone in a wheelchair, wish our aged relatives would hurry up and die, smirk over our friends’ bad taste and think babies are ugly and annoying. Meanwhile, we assure ourselves—and one another—that we’re really very nice people.


via Seven Deadly Sentiments | Psychology Today