To share or not to share?

Posted: 28/12/2010 in Personal
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I always ask myself the same question when I am sad or when I feel bad, should I share this feeling or not?

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Swedish Proverb

I agree with the first part. Joy should be always shared. The question is in the second part: Should we share sorrow?

Sharing sorrow helps me sometimes to get over it – especially when someone cares. But sometimes, I feel rejected. This makes me feel even worse, it makes me feel that I am contaminating the atmosphere with my sorrow and people are trying to escape this contamination. What do you think?

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Comments
  1. Sharing sorrow with the right person at the right time is right. Sharing sorrow with people who rejoice at your misfortune is wrong.
    Thanks for the entry.

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