Whose permission do we need in order to have a feeling?
Whose permission do we need to talk about, think about and own our emotions?
Yes, yes, of course we all have that right. That responsibility.
For most of us it didn’t start out that way. We begin as children learning two things: that which we are told to do and that which we watch. That gets really confusing when the two aren’t the same.
We can live part of our lives in confusion on these issues but not whole lives – surely we need to pass the point of restraint, the point of social niceties and polite behavior to allow, announce and release how we feel. For some that might be yelling loud in an empty room, for some it might be sharing with the whole world via one medium or another.