At my YouTube Channel, I finally posted another episode for my Truth Tuesday video series. As always, I love reading responses from subscribers; whether they are new to the series, or had been enjoying them from the start. However, I was a little more nervous than usual about seeing what people thought about this one... But why? It's just another vlog I post like every other week, right? Well… sort of.
If you're unaware of Truth Tuesday - it's where I post a video (on Tuesday… duh) of myself picking out personal/deep/private questions submitted by viewers from a box. My answers are then recorded on camera. But that's not it... because there is one rule: I must answer all questions... TRUTHFULLY. I remember coming up with this idea because I wanted the people who watch my channel to get to know me the best that they could. I think I achieved that well.
In this particular forth episode I shared the biggest secret I have ever kept (understandably a very big deal to me), and my own personal experience with self harm (in which I knew some people would be very strong and passionate about after hearing what I had to say).
Whilst I was so worried about what people would think of my answers, I asked myself if sharing private and personal things online is a good idea after all. Not only am I being honest to somebody, I am doing it recorded on camera… and posted online. But this being said, should being truthful and giving honest answers necessarily be a bad thing? Is being honest good for you or bad for you? Does it make you vulnerable to others or just more pure?
Spilling a good few thoughts that had been lingering your mind for a while with a friend can always make you feel good after doing it - right? So surely it should be a healthy thing to do! Knowing that you don't keep many things away from others would make you feel good… surely?! In my opinion, either way could make you feel like a nervous wreck.
But let me know your thoughts… I would love to hear them! How often do you tell people the truth, or if you don't, why do you feel inclined to lie? Would you post your honest answers online for thousands of people to see and possibly take advantage of?
Love and hugs! <3